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FALL 1431 I 2010 

Special: Samir Khan: I am proud to be a traitor to America I Exclusive: The New Mardin Declaration by al-Awlaki 


The Operations of Abyan 
in Images 

Courtesy of al-Malahem 


AC I am proud to be a traitor 
tJ to America 

2 2 The New Mardin Declara- 

haykh Anwar al-Awlaki 

Interview with Shay kh 
Abu Sufyan al-Azdi 

Conducted by al-Malahem 

I My life in Jihad 

_mdr/Uthman al-Ghamidi 

23 Obama's ploy and the 
peak of Islam 

Shaykh Ibrahim al-Banna 

A Call to Islam 


Legitimate Demands 2 

Adam Yahiye Gadahn 



Until we taste what Hamza ibn Abdul Muttalib tasted [1 0] 

Shaykh Usama bin Ladin 


Hesitant one: It's an obligation! [65] 

Abu Dujanah al-Khurasani 


«Do you thin k» [60] 

Shaykh 'Umar Hussain 
Guidance of Qur'an 

The Prize awaiting the Shahid [64] 

Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki 


What to Expect in Jihad (2) [24] 

Mukhtar Hassan 


The Jihadi Experiences: The Open Fronts & Individual Initiative [17] 

Abu Mus'ab al-Suri 
History & Strategy 

Letter from the Editor 
Hear the world 
News Flash 
Questions to ask 
Inspire Feedback 
my Ummah, be happy 
Please excuse me mother 
Contact us 



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2. Tips for our brothers in the United Snakes of America 
From experience, Yahya Ibrahim explains how to protect 
oneself from the enemy when conducting operations 

3. Asrar al-Mujahideen 2.0 extras 

Concluding the series on Asrar al-Mujahideen, TerrOrl st 
explains some of the other uses of the program 




When two army officers where walking through a market street in the city of Lawdar, 
in Southern Yemen, two men from the general public started harassing them. The 
two men beat up the soldiers and took over their weapons. The government has no 

respect among the people and that is why such an incident passed in front of the 
public in a crowded area without anyone doing anything to defend or protect these 
soldiers. In response, that same evening, the army sent in troops and they started 
I indiscriminately at the public. 

When some members of al Qaeda heard of the incident, they rushed to the place 
where the troops were firing and started attacking them. They made it clear to the 
population of Lawdar that tnev are doinq this to defend the citv from the aqqressinq 


troops. The fight escalated with both al Qaeda and the army drawing in reinforce- 
ments in a fignt that continued for a few days and left over 40 soldiers dead and a 
number of armored vehicles and tanks destroyed. None of the al Qaeda members 
were killed despite the lies of the government. The mujahidin used a strategy of am- 
bushing the army along all the roads that lead to the bases, hence, forcing the army 

to stay within. When the army was running short on water they asked the mujahidin 
for a truce. The mujahidin refused. 

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soldier cares about is receiving his monthly salary but he has no will to fight because 
he has nothing to fight for and he has no will to lose his life for a government he does 
not have faith in. There is also the tantalizinq thouqht that woulcThover in the mind ol 

not have faith in. There is also the tantalizing thought that woulcThover in the mind of 
any army soldier who has conscience that by fighting the mujahidin, he has become 
an agent for America and a traitor of Islam. Deep inside their hearts, many soldiers re- 

alize that they are on the wrong side. 

While the fighting in Lawdar was raging, the CIA issued its assessment of the al Qaeda 

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The first issue of Inspire 
was struck with a virus 
that deleted 64 out of its 
67 pages. It is also report- 
ed that the FBI actively 
sought the deletion of 
the online magazine. 
Why are they so scared? 

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The NY Cordoba mosque issue re- 
veals to us the religious discrimina- 
tion that exists in America. The 
polls show that a majority are 
against the building of the mosque 
even though the sponsors of the 
project profess to being patriotic 
loyal Americans. Isn't it time that 
American Muslims wake up to the 
fact that America is Islam's number 
one enemy? 


On Jan. 26, Sharif Mobley was at- 
tacked by eight masked operatives 
from Yemen's secret police. He was 
> tortured in prison despite being an 
American citizen because it was 
the Americans who made the re- 
/ quest for his arrest. Details of his 
M ordeal are beginning to surface. 

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The Qur'an burning event led by Terry 
Jones teaches us the crookedness of U.S. 
law, specifically its first amendment on 
the freedom of speech. It reveals that its 
law is a crime to billions of people who 
^share the same planet. Our jihad is not 

only for the revenge of the mur- 
dered and oppressed, but also to 
replace such laws with justice and 
fairness. Under an Islamic State, it 
would be forbidden for even a 
Muslim to burn copies of the Bible 
for example. This event is yet an- 
other testimony to the falseness of 
man-made law. Muslims around 
the world need to ask themselves; 
whose side are you on? The one 
that protects blasphemy or the 
one that protects people from it? 



No-one seems to know how to respond 

to al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine. 

Stephen Colbert tried to be funny, as 

comedians always do. Peter Hoekstra 

tried to be blustery, as politicians always 

do. But the real challenge posed by the 

magazine and the ideology it represents 

is neither to American comedians nor 

politicians. It is to the Muslim ummah, 

the community of Muslims worldwide, 

a challenge to look honestly at who 

Muhammad really was and how he 

responded to those who resisted his 

claim that he was a Prophet sent from 

[Taken from Staring at the view blog] 

"The magazine is a virtual how-to guide 

for becoming a terrorist. People don't 

have to travel overseas or know Arabic 

to join the radical jihadist movement — 

they can become a virtual member of 

al-Qaeda and learn how to carry out 

terrorist attacks from the comfort of 

their homes. Al-Qaeda has shifted its 

focus from committed jihadists going 

through training camps, to literally 

trying to inspire attackers globally to 

act locally, in their communities. This is 

an unfortunately well-done magazine 

that is proof positive that al-Qaeda 
and its affiliates have launched a direct 
appeal for Americans to launch small- 
scale attacks here at home. It provides al- 
Qaeda's warped rationale to carry out the 
attacks and a how-to guide to get the job 
done. Now they're just hoping someone 
picks up a copy and is 'inspired' to do it." 
[U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., the top 
Republican on the House Intelligence 

AtTellabs, we publish a customer 

magazine, formerly known as Inspire. It's 

a big project every quarter, as we work 

closely with customers to convey how 

Tellabs mobile, optical, business and 

services solutions helped them succeed. 

It's always a bit nerve-wracking when 

we go to press, but this quarter almost 

knocked us off our feet. The week was 

winding down before the fourth of 
July weekend when my boss called to 
ask where the magazine was. I proudly 

A chance for the world to respond 

replied, "It's on press!" thinking he would 

be pleased. To my surprise, he wasn't. In 

fact, I could tell by his voice that there 

was a big problem. What he said next 

stunned me for a moment. "Al Qaeda just 

launched a magazine called Inspire!" 

[Ted Meister, Marketing 

Communications Manager] 

"We understand the absolute seriousness 

of a threat from an Al Qaeda-inspired 

magazine and are attempting to do 

everything in our power to assist the 

individuals on that list to effectively 

protect themselves and change their 

behavior to make themselves less of a 


[David Gomez, FBI assistant special 

agent, speaking on the hitlist in the first 


I am a follower of your efforts online and 

am impressed with all of the work you do 

for the sake of Allah. Like many others, 

I have been following the news and 

learned it was initially difficult for you to 

deliver the message. Alhamdulillah the 

infidels were not able to stop us and the 

magazine was published, and InshaAllah 

they will not be able to stop us in the 

future so long as we continue to persist. 

My noble brothers, you have proven 

how determined you are to deliver the 

message and information that other 

brothers may find useful in conducting 

their operations. Not only that I find your 

magazine to be a wealth of knowledge, 

however, it also serves as a motivational 

tool whereas it will make the brothers 

wait impatiently for the upcoming issues, 



I wish to convey my sincerest thanks for 
this momentous undertaking. Allah will 

surely reward you for your efforts and 

bless you for your tireless devotion to His 

cause and His Word. 


Allahu akbar wa lillah al-hamd, ya ikhwati 
al-salihin! You have brought such 

great joy to my heart with the release 

of Inspire. Allah reward you with every 

good thing for this. You are truly a credit 

to our faith. 


This is the first time that I read your 

(and our) "Inspire" magazine. This is 

something that we young Muslims 

need on a monthly basis. This magazine 

inspired me to think more about akhirah 

by devoting my entire life to doing good 


[Brother N.D.] 

Indeed today we stand at a point, where 

in the battle of the hearts and minds 

the infidels are throwing everything 

to corrupt the fundamentals of the 

ummah and instill doubts and hatred 

amongst the believers. The ploy has 

been same for ages -"Divide and rule". 

In such commotion the scholars of truth 

have always clarified the stance of the 

mujahidin with their in-depth knowledge 

and understanding of the Qur'an and 

Sunnah. We hope and pray you will 

continue to do the same with detailed 

analysis and perspective of the fiqh of 

fighting and operations of the mujahidin. 

Alhamdulillah we have received the first 
issue of the "Inspired". It has indeed been 

inspiring and opens an all new front of 
media warfare. When the kuffar continue 
their diatribe against the religion of Allah, 
it is indispensable that the voices of truth 
are also heard. InshaAllah we hope to see 

many more issues of the magazine and 
your valuable contribution in it. 

The caravan in the path of Allah is 

moving and a many of us crave to join 

in. For those in the process and living in 

Dar al-Kufr we ask for your advice. We 

also seek counsel on dealing with the 

different sects and the guidelines for 


[Brother MS] 



I also reassure our people in 
Palestine in particular that we 
will expand our jihad - Allah 
permitting - and will neither 
recognize the borders of 
Sykes-Picot nor the rulers whom 
colonialism put in place. 1 We - by 
Allah - haven't forgotten you after 
the events of the 1 1 th, for can the 
man forget his family? But following 
those blessed raids which struck 
the head and heart of global 
unbelief and the biggest ally of 
the Zionist entity, America, we are 
today occupied with attacking and 
fighting it and its agents, especially 
in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Islamic 
Maghreb and Somalia. And if it 
and its agents are defeated in Iraq 
- Allah permitting - then it won't 
be long before the armies of the 
mujahidin set out, brigades followed 
by brigades, from Baghdad, al- 
Anbar, Mosul, Diyala and Salahuddin 
to bring back to us Hittin, Allah 

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And we won't recognize any state for the Jews, even if on one hand span 
of the land of Palestine, the way all the Arab rulers did when they adopted 
the governor of Riyadh's initiative a few years ago. And it wasn't enough for 
them to commit that major catastrophe until the people recently saw the 
shepherdess of surrender herd them in flocks to Annapolis, doing with them 
what the Americans did with their forefathers before, but not for them to be 
sold: no, for them to sell, and sell what? Sell Jerusalem, al-Aqsa Mosque and 
the blood of the martyrs, and there is neither power nor strength except with 
Allah. May Allah do to them as they deserve. And with this, it was confirmed 
to the people who is trustworthy, who is a traitor, and who is it who is moved 
by Zionist hands: 

The wound ofal-Quds continues 

To irritate my side 

The burning of its tragedy is like fire 

Flaring in the gut 

I didn't betray the covenant of Allah 

When the states betrayed it 

In addition, we shall not respect the international charters which recognize 
the Zionist entity on the soil of Palestine, the way the leadership of HAMAS 
respect them, or the way some of the leaders of the Muslim Brothers stated 
that. Rather, it is jihad to liberate all of Palestine from the river to the sea, Allah 
permitting, placing our hands in the hands of the truthful mujahidin there 
from the foundations of HAMAS and the other factions who condemned their 
leaders for their deviation from the truth. So blood for blood and destruction 
for destruction, and I repeat the oath: by Allah, we shall help you even if we 
have to crawl on our knees, until we taste what Hamza bin Abd al-Muttalib 
tasted. D 

My life in jihad 


man running after making a 
living in a cheap world. I finished 
high school and then enlisted 
in the navy. I was in the navy for 
two years, oblivious to what was 
happening to my Islamic nation 
and caring for nothing but making 
ends meet. But I wasn't happy. I was 
not feeling satisfied and an internal 
conflict within myself was brewing. 
That was until the day came when 
Allah guided me to the true path. I 
left my work and spent my time in 
the masjid. I began searching for 
opportunities of doing good to make 
up for my shortcomings towards 
my Muslim ummah for all of those 
long years. But I didn't find what I 
was doing was enough. The Muslim 
ummah needed more than just relief 
work and sponsoring orphans and 
widows. It needed to be saved from 
its enemies that were surrounding it. 
It needed those who would cure its 
deep wounds and I knew that could 
not be achieved except through jihad 
and preparation for it. That is when I 
decided to go to the Islamic Emirate 
of Afghanistan, the land of mujahidin 
under the leadership of theTaliban. 
There I could receive the training I 
needed. But I could not travel since 
the Saudi government does not allow 
its military personal to travel outside 

of the country except after receiving 
a special permit and after long and 
complicated procedures. So I tried 
to get relieved from my military 
duty but there were some financial 
requirements that stood in the way. 
Therefore, I decided to find other 
means to get out of the country. I 
tried finding help in obtaining a fake 
passport but to no avail. I prayed 
to Allah to make things easy for 
me. That is when I found a brother 
who not only arranged to get me a 
fake passport but he also provided 
me with the money needed for my 
journey. The zero hour approached 
and I greeted my family without 
telling them my destination of travel. 
I traveled through a few local airports 
before embarking on my trip to 
Karachi, Pakistan after transiting at 
Bahrain and Doha. With the help of 
Allah, the mujahidin are able to get 
over the most difficult of obstacles. 
We should put our trust in Allah. 

After my arrival at Karachi airport, I 
took a taxi to a close-by hotel where 
I spent the night. The following day 
I called the coordinator to inform 
him of my arrival. Shortly after that, 
the hotel reception informed me of 
a man asking to see me. I carried my 
luggage and went out to meet the 
brother who came to pick me up in a 

taxi. The brother was Arab and after 
exchanging with him the agreed 
upon code words, I rode with him. I 
was impressed with the organization 
of the brothers, their transportation, 
communication network, their 
coordination, and they even provided 
new passports for us. They were like 
a state within the state. What was 
most impressive was their devotion 
to their work even though they were 
volunteers and were not receiving 

During our ride to the guesthouse, 
the brother was taking every 
opportunity to welcome me. At the 
guesthouse I saw men from different 
nationalities and they were all 
welcoming me with smiles on their 
faces. All of these brothers came 
together for one purpose: to serve 
Islam, and each one of them had 
his own program and destination to 
head towards. I put my bags in one 
of the rooms and met the Amir of 
the guesthouse who offered me to 
call my family to let them know that I 
arrived safely. I spent the night at the 
guesthouse and the following day 
arrangements were made for my trip 
to Afghanistan so I boarded a plane 
from Karachi airport to Quetta airport 
on the border with Afghanistan. 
From there we took a taxi towards 

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the capital of the Islamic Emirate 
of Afghanistan, Qandahar. When 
we passed the Pakistani border, we 
prostrated to Allah to thank him for 
allowing us to reach Afghanistan. 
When we arrived at Qandahar, we 
were welcomed by brothers from the 
Taliban who used to repeat: "You are 
Arabs and we love you for the sake 
of Allah." We were then taken to the 
guesthouse for the new arrivals. We 
arrived there at sunset and I spent 
my night with the best of all men. 
The following day we were woken 
up by the arrival of a few vehicles 
carrying armed men with a van in 
between. When the vehicles stopped, 
all the armed men disembarked 
their vehicles and gathered around 
the van and opened its door. To our 
surprise, Shaykh Usama came out 
to visit us and welcomed us himself. 
He greeted us one-by-one and was 
inquiring about our news. He was 
especially eager to inquire about 

news from the Arabian Peninsula. 
The Shaykh left after instructing 
us to leave for the Faruq camp. 
We prepared our luggage and the 
following day we were taken to the 
factory where real men are fashioned: 
the al-Faruq camp. It took us a few 
hours to get to the camp and when 
we arrived the instructors greeted 
us with smiles on their faces. When 
I saw how we were welcomed and 
greeted at this camp, I compared it 
to the way we were received at the 
navy. We were received with ridicule 
and profane words and I remember 
one of the officers saying: "leave your 
good manners, honor and manhood 
at the outside gate and when you 
leave you may take them back if 
you want but you are not allowed 
to have any of that in here. What we 
expect from you in this place is blind 
obedience." After welcoming us, the 
instructors left except for one who 
introduced himself to us and told us 
that he is our instructor. He read to us 
some instructions and then took us 
around the camp and gave us a brief 
introduction to the training courses 
that were being offered. He left us 
to prepare ourselves for the start of 
our training the following day. Our 
training began and the hours and 

days passed with us going through a 
combination of military and religious 
training. From time to time Shaykh 
Usama would visit us to raise our 
spirits and encourage us. He would 
also tell us that some of our brothers 
were about to strike America on its 
soil and he would ask us to pray for 

After about a month, the Shaykh 
instructed us to be divided into 
groups. I was chosen among a group 
of fifty brothers to accompany the 
Shaykh. We left the camp in a bus 
and spent the night at a guesthouse. 
We were then taken to Kabul. After 
a few days we received the news of 
the assassination of Ahmad Shah 
Masood and we were very pleased 
to hear it. Then we headed towards 
Torgar, next to Jalalabad, in the East 
of Afghanistan. This is the same 
place were Shaykh Usama gave his 
famous oath: "America will not live 
in peace and security until we live it 
in Palestine." During the day of our 
arrival, we were listening to the news 
attentively since the Shaykh told 
us the operation would be soon "so 
keep your ears close to the radio". A 
few hours later the world was struck 
with the news of September 1 1 th . 
We couldn't believe it at first. We 
had humiliated America and struck 
it on its soil using its own planes as 
weapons. We damaged its economy 
and weakened its strength and we 
had them drinkfrom the same cup 
they have been having our ummah 
drinkfrom for years. Now we were 
equal, sending the clear message: 
We kill from you as you kill from 
us and as you strike terror in us we 

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strike terror in you. That was a special 
day. The mujahidin were happy 
and they were happier when they 
saw the celebration of the Muslim 
ummah, especially our brothers 
in Palestine. The issue of Palestine 
was one of the main reasons for us 
attacking America. We wanted to 
take revenge for our brothers and 
sisters in Palestine by striking at the 
nation that is the reason behind 
the existence of Israel. It became 
clear to the close and far that the 
mujahidin are able to take revenge 
and defend the ummah even though 
they are undersized in numbers and 

fter the celebrations, we 
began to prepare ourselves. 
The Shaykh along with 

moved to a secure location while 
we prepared the area for the fight. 
We drew maps, surveyed the area, 
and dug trenches. A few days later 
we were instructed to head forTora 
Bora and I was one of the first to go 
up the mountain. The mujahidin 
were trickling into the area until 
we reached a total of a little over 
three hundred fighters (America 
falsely claimed that we were three 
thousand). We began preparing the 
area for the fight with America and its 

allies by digging trenches and taking our 
defensive positions on the mountains. 

On the 7 th of October 2001 , the 
Americans started their bombing 
campaign. They began with Kandahar 
followed by Kabul, Jalalabad and Tora 
Bora. The bombing was atrocious but the 
mercy of Allah was surrounding us and 
we fell into a deep sleep. The next day I 
asked some of the other brothers I met 
and they described going through the 
same experience. 

The bombing over Tora Bora was 
increasing. It was relentless. That was 
because of the rumors that Shaykh 
Usama and Dr. Ayman were present. 
They were with us and they were going 
through what we were going through. 


They refused to leave us except 
one day before our retreat and only 
after our insistence that they must 
evacuate the area. 

Bombs were falling like rain. But 
the mercy of Allah was also falling 
down on us like a rain that was much 
heavier and mightier than all the 
rockets and bombs that America 
could send. There was no fight on 
the ground except with the Afghan 
hypocrites during the final twelve 

We received our orders to retreat 
to Pakistan. We leftTora Bora and 
left behind us the memory of those 
eventful days. We also left behind 
fifty martyrs whom musk emanated 
from their bodies. After a march of 
three days where we would drink 
and eat snow and sleep over snow; 
where we would descend a mountain 
only to climb another, we reached to 

a tribe on the Pakistani border. The 
tribe welcomed us and hosted us 
in their homes but we didn't know 
that we were in the wrong place. 
We trusted them and gave them 
our weapons in order to make our 
movements easy inside Pakistan. 
After one day, they gathered us 
into a masjid where we found three 
buses parked outside and the entire 
area surrounded by the Pakistani 
police and army. We realized that this 
tribe had entrapped us and that we 
had been sold off to the Pakistani 
government. We were around a 
hundred brothers. Some of us tried to 
run away from the masjid. I was one 
of those. There was another brother 
with me and then a short while later 
we were joined by a third. We asked a 
tribe member to help smuggle us to 
the gulf, which he agreed to do, and 
he hosted us in his house. A fourth 
brother joined us so we divided into 
two groups of two. The first group 
reached safely but my companion 
and I fell into a checkpoint, got 
arrested and were beaten badly 
because we tried to resist. We were 
then taken to a nearby prison where 
we stayed for a day before we were 
transported to Kohat military prison. 
In Kohat, when we saw our other 
imprisoned mujahidin brothers, 
the imprisonment became easy on 
us. During this time the Pakistani 
government interrogated us and 
following that we were visited by 
the FBI who took our photographs 
and fingerprints. We stayed in this 
prison between two to three weeks. 
Following that we were transported 
in large American cargo airplanes. 
The journey took a few hours before 
we landed in Qandahar where the 
Americans set up a temporary base. 
We were taken away to the base in a 
very brutal way. On the base, various 

forms of horrific methods of torture 
were used on the prisoners. The 
torture led to the deaths of some of 
the brothers. The Americans were 
also using a variety of means to insult 
our religion. The duration of our stay 
on the base varied. Some stayed for 
a few weeks and others for a few 
months. I chose to be straightforward 
with the investigators and I told them 
that I was in Afghanistan for the 
purpose of jihad and that I trained at 
al-Faruq camp. This led to my speedy 
transport to Guantanamo Bay prison. 
My stay on the base was for a total of 
two weeks. 

I was taken on board a cargo plane 
for a long journey. Scenes of this 
journey were shown on the media. 
In that journey we were not allowed 
to speak or move and we were 
prevented from seeing or hearing 
anything. The journey was for more 
than 24 hours. We were greeted 
at Guantanamo with swearing 
and beating as we were dragged 
to our cells. That is when the dirty 
American program began against 
us. They insulted our religion and 
we were subjected to physical and 
psychological forms of torture 
through sleep deprivation and 
exposure to hot and cold weather 
in special rooms. We were also used 
as guinea pigs for their experiments. 
For example, they would experiment 
certain drugs on us so that one 
would find one of us for days unable 
to sleep while his neighbor is 
sleeping endlessly for a few days. One 
of the brothers would joke and say: 
"It seems the Americans have taken 
us as spare parts for themselves". 
They would expose us to hunger and 
they would try to seduce some of us 
through women. Nevertheless, with 
all this torture and temptation, Allah 


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was protecting us. We would defend 
the Qur'an and take from them what 
we wanted by force. The Muslim is 
honorable if he takes jihad as his 

We were able to receive news of the 
mujahidin, even though thousands of 
kilometers stood between us and the 
lands of jihad. Sometimes we would 
know about something happening 
in the world without actually hearing 
the specific news about it. For 
example, we would know about a 
defeat of the Americans when the 
flags on the base would fly at half- 
staff. Sometimes news would reach 
us about Afghanistan. During that 
time we heard a lot about Abu Layth 
al-Libi. We would also receive news 
about our brothers in the Arabian 
Peninsula and we were with them 
with our souls and prayers. 
One day the prison guards came in 
happy and they were dancing. When 
we asked them what was the reason 
of their joy, they said that the U.S. has 
invaded Iraq. One of them proudly 
said: "Yesterday we took Afghanistan, 
today we have taken Iraq, and 
tomorrow we will take Makkah.'That 
is their plan and one of them said 
that that is what they were taught 
at church. However, their dreams 
were shattered by the real men of 
the ummah such as Abu Mus'ab al- 
Zarqawi. We used to threaten them 
and anger them with the name of 

al-Zarqawi to the extent that some 
of them would return to apologize 
to us for what they had done. There 
were some soldiers who committed 
suicide before being deployed to Iraq 
because of their fear of Abu Mus'ab 
and the mujahidin. 

The sacrifices of the mujahidin 
played a role in our release from 
Guantanamo. In fact they are the 
main reason behind our release as 
one of our lawyers said: 'The path of 
the legal system is a long one and it 
will not get you out of here any time 
soon, but the knife of Abu Mus'ab al- 
Zarqawi would." After spending five 
years at Guantanamo, I was told that 
I would be released. But my release 
was delayed for a month because I 
told them as soon as I am released 
I would join the mujahidin again. 
During this month, they killed three 
of the prisoners in the same section 
of the prison where I was located. 
With my imminent release after five 
years of captivity, feelings of sadness 
and happiness were overcoming 
me. Farewell was very difficult. My 
heart was tearing apart for having 
to depart from the brothers whom I 
spent the past five years with. 
We were transported in a large 
armored bus to the airport where 
a Saudi jet was waiting for us. 
There were sixteen of us and we 
boarded the jet. It had seventy men 
onboard, the crew plus men from 

the intelligence service and police. 
We boarded the plane while giving 
a final glance at Guantanamo Bay, 
the place that Allah blessed us with 
raising on it the call to prayers and 
worshiping Him on its soil. The plane 
landed in Riyadh after transiting in 
Morocco for refueling. At our arrival 
in Riyadh, we were taken by bus to 
the prison of al-Hayer. This is the 
prison where our great scholars, 
chaste sisters, and mujahidin 
brothers have been imprisoned for 
many long years. When we reached 
it, they put us all in a cell where we 
remained for three months. We were 
released for a week and during that 
week I got married. They then put 
us back in jail for four months. The 
government officers interrogated 
us and we were subjected to a 
rehabilitation program where we 
would meet with government clerics 
who would try to convince us that 
jihad today is haram unless the ruler 
allows it. How can the ruler who is 
himself an apostate and is an agent 
of the Americans order jihad against 
America! These Shaykh's requested 
us to condemn the work of the 
mujahidin of Arabia such as al-Miqrin 
and al-Awfi but we refused. One of 
our brothers refused to shake hands 
with Muhammad bin Nayef (Assistant 
Secretary of Defense) because he 
said his hands are soaked with the 
blood of our mujahidin brothers. 
Until the moment of writing these 

lines, this brother is still behind bars, 
may Allah hasten his release. Another 
brother was given money to get 
married but he used the money to 
finance a mujahid who was going to 
Afghanistan. Out of their foolishness, 
the al-Saud government thought 
that they could buy us as they have 
bought their clerics such as those 
in this rehabilitation program. I will 
give one example of the Shaykh's 
in this program: One brother was 
being advised by this Shaykh who 
told him that dua alone is sufficient 
and that there is no need for jihad. So 
the brother asked him: "If someone 
comes in to your house and wants 
to rape your wife, would you just 
make dua and not defend her?"The 
Shaykh said:"Yes. I would make dua 
and I would say to him: I ask Allah 
that you do not enjoy her!"These are 
the Shaykh's of these rehabilitation 
programs, the slaves of money. 
When our days in prison were 
over, we were released from the 
small prison to a larger one. We 
were freed but we were still like 
prisoners. We were hounded by the 
intelligence services and their laws 
and regulations were being pounded 
on us. We were continuously being 
called in for questioning and they 
would use the excuse that they just 
wanted to check on our wellbeing. 

The vehicles of the intelligence 
services would follow us wherever 
we went. Our every move was being 
monitored. We were then banned 
from traveling to any local city except 
after obtaining a written permission. 
We had to furnish information on 
the type of vehicle we intended 
to use for travel, the number of 
people who would accompany us 
along with their names, the place of 
destination, the exact locations we 
planned on visiting, when we would 
return, and we had to provide mobile 
contact numbers that could be used 
whenever they wanted to contact us. 
Restrictions were increasing by 
the day. During this time we were 
searching for ways to join our 
brothers at the fronts of jihad. We 
were able to establish some contact 
with our brothers in Yemen. We 
prepared our departure route but the 
surveillance on us was increasing. My 
entire village was being surrounded 
and wherever I went, I would be 
followed overtly. This shameless 
pursuit would occur even if I was 
being accompanied by my family. 
If I went into a masjid to pray, they 
would come in to pray. If I entered 
a store, they enter after me, if I ride 
my car they ride theirs, if I come out 
of my car they would come out of 
theirs. I prayed istikhara and decided 
to start my journey towards Yemen. 
When I did, heavy rain fell which 
made visibility so difficult that I was 
able to sneak out in the presence 
of all the intelligence officers that 
were following me. All praise is due 

to Allah. I wish that I had put dirt on 
their heads just like the Messenger of 
Allah 5^ did in his hijra to let them 
know that I was about to make my 
own hijra too. 

We traveled to join our beloved 
mujahidin brothers. We traveled to 
the land of honor. We passed through 
until we reached the border of Yemen 
where we left behind our car and left 
behind us this worthless world to go 
to the land of iman, the land of the 
ansar who have given the greatest 
examples of supporting, hosting, 
and sacrificing forthe religion. Their 
welcoming of us was amazing. We are 
now living with the finest of brothers. 

Finally, I have this message to the al- 
Saud rulers: Die in your rage. 

I ask Allah to grant us steadfastness 
and support and I encourage my 
brothers to prepare for jihad and 
to fight jihad. The doors of jihad 
are many and one of them is the 
individual jihad. Dear brother, never 
belittle your ability. Ramzi Yusuf was 
a single individual and yet he was 
an example of someone who fought 
jihad alone. Do not let the American 
soldier, the British or Danish soldier 
or any other disbelieving soldier be 
better than you in defending his 
principles and realize that this is the 
price you need to pay for Paradise. 
Paradise is where you will see things 
which an eye has never seen, an 
ear has never heard and a mind has 
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The Open Fronts & 

The Individual Initiative 

Second: The School of Open Fronts in 
the Pre-September World 1 

The meaning of Open Fronts is that 
there are mujahidun forces whose 
presence is overt and linked to 
permanent bases. They fight the 
enemy forces on open battle lines, 
or they fight a guerilla war from 
those fixed positions. I will illustrate 
this with some examples from our 
experience: The First Afghani Jihad', 
'Bosnia', 'Chechnya' and then The 
Second Afghani Jihad in the Era of 
Taliban'. As I said, this method was 
proven, in contrast with previous 
methods. Some points are: 

1 . Overwhelming military success: 

This in spite of the enormous 
difference between the mujahidun 
and the enemy in equipment, 
weapons, technology and all material 
balances. In the first experience, 
the Afghani mujahidun, and the 
Arab and Muslim mujahidun who 

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book, The Global Islamic Resistance Call', 
Ch.8 /Sec.4. 

were with them - as previously 
explained - managed to, in spite of 
their shortcomings, defeat a great 
state and have folded its flags forever, 
Allah willing. 

In Bosnia, a handful of Arab, Turkish 
and Muslim mujahidun were able 
to alter the balance of power in the 
Serbian genocide war, and they 
performed miracles. It is enough 
to mention that 60,000 soldiers 
from the American forces were 
stationed at sea outside the coasts 
of Bosnia and Serbia, and they put 
as a condition for entering Bosnia 
after the Dayton agreement, that 600 
Muslim mujahidun should leave the 
country! So every man planted terror 
in a hundred soldiers from the Great 
Empire and its allies! 

As for Chechnya, there is no objection 
that the military miracles which 
occurred had stunned the world, 
when a handful of men withstood 
the Soviet military apparatus! From a 
people whose population is less than 
a million, in a country not bigger 
than 50,000 square kilometers! 

In this way, the faithful mujahidun 

proved that on the fields of overt 
confrontation, they are exceptional 
fighters. The imbalance [of power] 
between them and the enemy did 
not stand as an obstacle for them or 
for the victories. 

2. Structural security success: 

Considering that the confrontations 
were overt, the regimes' intelligence 
did not have any role worth 
mentioning, in that they had a role in 
the abortion of those fronts. Rather, 
the participation on the battlefield 
was a security barrier by which many 
of the infiltrators and the intelligence 
agents were detected, so they had 
to repent or flee. . . their activity was 
limited to observing the movement 
of secret organizations who took 
refuge on those fronts, and not 
abortion of the fronts themselves. 

3. Agitation success: 

This is the third important matter, 
because those causes succeeded in 
mobilizing the Islamic Nation, with its 
hundreds of millions, behind them. 
This is in contrast to the experiences 
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the oldest jihadi organizations were 
unable to mobilize the people of 
the limited region where they were 
confronting the regimes. Most of the 
Islamic Nation's people had not even 
heard about their struggle, let alone 
supported them! However, in the 
case of the Open Fronts, the Islamic 
Nation with its hundreds of millions 
rose to support and advocate them, 
and her devoted sons joined the 
Fronts. The Shaykh's and elders 
prayed to Allah for the mujahidun's 
victory, and rich and poor Muslims 
alike donated their money and 
supported the jihad. 

The mobilization for jihad that the 
Fronts generated was enormous... 
and the agitation to those causes was 
successful in a startling way. 

4. Educational success: 

The Islamic educational theory is 
based upon direct acquisition of 
knowledge, and on [role] models 
and examples of good behavior. This 
has been the case from the Prophet 
jg£ to his Companions, may Allah be 
pleased with them, and from them 
to the Tabi^Jn (followers), and from 
them to the Taba Tabi^in (followers 
of the Followers). Then, to the senior 
clerics and the venerable forefathers 
of the Islamic Nation, and then to 
their students and followers, and in 
this way throughout history... 

This cannot be done today, however, 
under the conditions of secret 
education. It is not possible to 
provide time or space for giving 
real doses of the education. Also, 

the secrecy does not provide any 

opportunity to become acquainted 

with the role model, the leader and 

the shaykh... and to be influenced 

by him and take him as a model. 

By contrast, the jihad on the 

Fronts provided all of this... but 

unfortunately, the leaders who were 

in command 

in that period 

were largely 

incapable in 

terms of giving 

attention to 


(tarbiyyah) in its 

various forms, 

and the troops 

gave attention 

to military 

and combat 

education only. 

However, this 


cannot deny 

two points: 

First, that 

education was 

possible. And 

second, that it 

was conducted 

in a partial 

manner and by 

some people. It had a great impact, 

such as in the Afghani and Bosnian 

experiences, and much greater than 

in the experiences of the secret jihadi 


5. Political success: 

Political success is the realization of 
goals and slogans... And the goal 
of every jihad has been to defeat 

Thus, we are able to 
summarize by saying 
that the experience on 
the Fronts is regarded 
as a successful method 
of confrontation, when 
compared with the 
methods of the regional, 
hierarchical and secret 
organizations, which failed 
completely on all levels... 

the enemy and to establish Islamic 
rule. In the first Afghani experience, 
the success was complete. . . 
After passing through trials and 
tribulations, the jihad resulted in the 
emergence of the Islamic Emirate. 
The dream came true. Although it 
was shattered after some time, it will 
return soon, Allah 
willing. In the case 
of Bosnia, the 
goal was to save 
the Muslims from 
genocide, and 
this was realized. 
However, the rise 
of an Islamic State 
in the heart of 
Europe, and in the 
light of the New 
World Order, was 
an impossible 
matter. I think 
that whatever was 
realized, in view of 
the circumstances, 
was largely a 
success. In the 
case of Chechnya, 
the political 
project was not 
realized in spite 
of the military 
successes, because the strategic 
geographical factors for Chechnya 
as a country, and the given facts 
and numbers of its population, 
make this a semi-impossible task. 
The persistence that was realized is 
regarded as a historical victory. 

In general, political success is 
connected to factors, which are 
further away than those I teach in this 



Since then.tens of individual operations h^ve , 
taken place her.e andtjiere, in various spots in th# 
Arab and Islamic world, and are still taking place 

paragraph, which are concerned with 
the military performance... 

Thus, we are able to summarize by 
saying that the experience on the 
Fronts is regarded as a successful 
method of confrontation, when 
compared with the methods of 
the regional, hierarchical and 
secret organizations, which failed 
completely on all levels... this in 
spite of the devotion and sacrifice 
provided by the mujahidun, and the 
achievements and victories that were 
realized, which in the end were futile, 
as a result of what we said above. 
{And the command of Allah is a 
decree determined} [al-Ahzab: 38]. 

However, the theory of resistance on 
Fronts has been subjected to decline 
in the post-September 2001 world. 
America has employed her stunning 
technological superiority, and used it 
for her strategy of decisive air strikes 
and complete control over space and 
the electronic world. We will discuss 
this later, Allah willing. 

Third: The School of Individual Jihad 
and Small Cells 

This jihadi school is very old... maybe 
its first experience was the unit of 
the Prophet's great companion Abu 
Basir, and his well-known story when 
he formed the first guerilla group 
in Islam, and the great companion 
Abu Jandal subsequently joined 
him. A testimony to this method is 
what happened at the end of the life 
of Allah's Messenger ^ when al- 
Aswad al-Ansi apostatized in Yemen, 
seized power and suppressed and 
humiliated the Muslims there. The 
man who put up resistance, was a 
blessed man from a blessed family, 
as Allah's Messenger ^. He carried 

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out individual operational activity 
on his own initiative. He assassinated 
al-Aswad al-Ansi, altered the balance 
of power, and consolidated Islam 
in Yemen. Gabriel brought Allah's 
Messenger 5^ the good news of this 
decisive victory, which was won by a 
handful of enterprising men. 

Throughout Islamic history, 
individual initiatives were repeated. 
During the Crusader wars, the 
corruption of the Emirs and the 
disintegration of the Islamic Nation, 
groups of mujahidun fighters resisted 
the catastrophe, before the rise 
of the Zengid State, and then the 
Ayyubid State. Many isolated units 
and groups performed the religious 
duty of jihad. In contemporary Arab 
history, a well-known story is when a 
single mujahid was able to alter the 
balance of power, and to influence 
the course of a large colonization 
campaign. This happened when the 
mujahid Suleyman al-Halabi, Allah's 
mercy upon him, fled from Aleppo — 
my old city — in North-Western Syria 
to Jerusalem, where he asked one of 
the city's clerics to issue a fatwa on 
killing Kleber, the commander of the 
French campaign in Egypt, whom 
Napoleon Bonaparte had appointed 
as his successor. He then went to 
him and killed him, and this was one 
of the reasons for the departure of 
the French campaign from Egypt. 
The only price of this victory was the 
achievement of Suleyman al-Halabi 
and his shaykh, who issued a fatwa 
saying that al-Halabi would be a 
martyr in Allah's cause, and the two 
of them were executed, may Allah's 
mercy be upon them. 

Since the second Gulf War (Desert 
Storm) in 1 990, and the emergence 
of the New World Order, this school 

has been revived. Since then, tens 
of individual operations have taken 
place here and there, in various spots 
in the Arab and Islamic world, and 
are still taking place... Sayyid Nusayr 
killed the fanatic Zionist rabbi Meir 
Kahane in the United States. He 
was one of the most hard-line Jews 
towards the Muslims in Palestine. 
He had a program for expelling all 
Palestinians from Palestine. As a 
result of Kahane's assassination, his 
group was dissolved and vanished. In 
1 993, Ramzi Yusuf, one of the Afghan 
Arabs (he is a Balochi Pakistani), and a 
group of mujahidun tried to blow up 
the tower of the World Trade Center 
in New York. 

In Jordan, a Jordanian soldier 
from the Border Guards boldly 
opened fire at a number of female 
Jewish students who were making 
movements that were mocking the 
Muslim prayer, and killed a number of 
them. In Egypt, the heroic Suleyman 
Khatir opened fire, by independent 
decision, at a number of Jews at 
the Egyptian-Israeli border. At the 
Jordanian border with Israel, tens 
of border-crossing operations were 
carried out by young mujahidun, 
some of them were not carrying 
anything except a kitchen knife for 
attacking the Jewish patrols on the 
Western banks of the Jordan River! 
In Beirut, mujahidun climbed to 
the roof of a building and fired a 
number of RPG rockets at the Russian 
Embassy during one of the Russian 
campaigns against Chechnya. 
During the days of the Gulf War, an 
old Moroccan stabbed ten French 
tourists in Morocco, and the body of 
an Italian was found in the Emirates. 
A youth stabbed a number of 
foreigners in Amman, Jordan, and 
fired upon them. In Palestine, many 
individual operations were carried 
out by insurgent citizens against the 
settlers or the occupation soldiers. 

In Pakistan, mujahidun have killed a 
number of Americans and Jews. In 
Egypt, a citizen delivered a letter to 
Hosni Mubarak, and then stabbed 
him with a knife. He was killed by the 
guards. In Jordan, an outstanding 
group consisting of four men created 
a cell to assassinate Freemasons 
in Amman, and succeeded in 
executing a number of them. They 
were subsequently arrested after 
clashing with the police, and some 
of them died as martyrs. And so 

As for this spontaneous method, 
which started to spread with the 
intensification of the attacks of 
the American campaigns against 
Muslim countries, the adoption of 
the Zionistic project in Palestine, 
and the spread of news through 
satellites and communication 
networks, we may make the 
following observations: 

1 . Military success: This is 
concluded from the amount of fear 
and the terror that was planted in 
the enemy, and its influence on his 
interests. Some operations in 1 994 
even summoned more than 34 
presidents, headed by Bill Clinton, 
to the Sharm al-Shaykh conference 
for combating terrorism. 

2. Security success: Which means 
that these spontaneous operations 
performed by individuals and cells 
here and there over the whole world, 
without connection between them, 
have put the local and international 
intelligence apparatus in a state of 
confusion, as arresting the [members] 
of aborted cells does not influence 
the operational activities of others 
who are not connected to them. I 
have made use of this observation, 
to a large extent, when shaping the 
desired operational concept of the 
cells of the Global Islamic Resistance 

3. Agitation success: The issue of 
individual jihad was a great agitation 
success. It had great influence 

on awakening the spirit of jihad 
and resistance within the Islamic 
Nation, and it transformed unknown 
individuals such as al-Diqamsa, 

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Suleyman Khatir, Sayyid Nusayrand 
Ramzi Yusuf into becoming symbols 
of a nation. The crowds cheer their 
names, people's thirst for revenge is 
satisfied, and a generation of youth 
dedicated to the Resistance follow 
their example. 

4. From a political perspective: 

These spontaneous operations 
performed by individuals 
and cells here and there over 
the whole world, without 
connection between them, have 
put the local and international 
intelligence apparatus in a state 
of confusion, as arresting the 
[members] of aborted cells does 
not influence the operational 
activities of others who are not 
connected to them. 

It has been observed that these 
events remained as responses 
and emotional reactions here and 
there, but number-wise they never 
became a phenomenon, in spite of 
their ferocity and their long history 
of existence. We will explain the 
reasons for this when we formulate 
the organizational and operational 
theories, Allah willing. 

5. Educationally: The absence 
of a common program for these 
resistance fighters led to a lack of 
an educational dimension for this 
phenomenon. This is a shortcoming, 
which it is possible to avoid, as we 
will see, Allah willing. 

It has also been observed that 
this method had a partial success, 
especially with regard to its impact 

on the enemy, and the fact that 
the method makes it harder for 
the security agencies to defeat the 

From the investigative study of 
these three schools of jihad over the 
past period, we deduct some very 
important principles: 

1 . It is no longer possible to 
operate by the methods of the 
old model, through the'secret- 
regional-hierarchical' organizations, 
especially after the September 

1 1 th events and the onset of the 
American campaigns, where the 
great majority of the existing secret 
organizations were destroyed, and 
the conditions made it impossible 
and futile to establish other secret 
organizations after this model. 

2. We need to concentrate the 
research on the methods of the 
open fronts, and the methods 
of individual jihadi operational 
activity, along with the methods of 
total resistance (al-muqawamaal- 
shamila) in order to develop them, 
this in order to deduct a military 
and organizational theory which is 
suitable for the coming period. This 
by using methods whose benefit 
has been established. And those 
two are; operational activity at the 
open fronts, and secret resistance 
through individual jihad and small 

cells. Before we discuss these two 
methods, however, it is appropriate 
for us to turn our attention to an 
important matter, and that is the 
necessity of planting the idea of 
globalizing jihad in all fields. The 
enemy has forced us to do so, and 
the conditions help us to move in 
that direction, in accordance with 
our principles which are originally 
universal. This is one of the axioms of 
the doctrine. 

Our new method for jihadi 
operations in the Global Islamic 
Resistance Call is a global method 
and call. Likewise, the present 
military theory is also dependent 
upon moving on a global horizon. 
This is a basic factor in the military 
movement, besides being a strategy, 
political, and religious doctrine. 


The idea of belonging to the whole 
Islamic Nation and its necessity for 

This occurs on the level of religious 
belief, it is a personal sense of 
belonging, a geographical affiliation, 
etc. If we go to any Muslim now, 
and ask him: 'where are you from?' 
Indeed, he will mention his country; 
from Egypt... from Syria... from 
Tunisia... from Saudi Arabia... etc... 
He will not mention his city first, and 
tell you that he is from Damascus, 
Beirut, Cairo or Tashkent... because 
he is committed to the borders of 
Sykes-Picot, drawn in his mind by 

What we now need to establish 
in the minds of the mujahidun 
who are determined to fight, is 
the true sense of belonging and 
commitment, which is according to 
the words of the Almighty: {Verily, 
this brotherhood of yours is a single 
brotherhood, and I am your Lord 
and Cherisher; therefore serve Me 
(and no other)} [al-Anbiya': 92]. 

Alhamdullilah, the enemy's military 
attack now has put us within the 
borders of the same map, it is called 
The middle area of operations' 
(mantiqatal-^amaliyyatal-wusta) and 
in practice, it includes most of the 
states and countries of the Arab and 
Islamic world. It is the same in the 
political field, with the ideological, 
economic and civilizational attack... 
Bush has put us all on one map, 
which includes the same area, and its 
political name is 'the Greater Middle 

Hence, the enemy has globalized 
our cause by his attack on us, 
warhamdullilah.This helps those 

who are not supported by belief and 
understanding, to move towards this 
universal (umami) thinking, which 
is among the fundamentals of our 

One must pay attention to the fact 
that this universal commitment has 
an important military dimension, 
which helps us to understand the 
military theory of the Global Islamic 
Resistance Call. 

Strategically speaking, this theory 
emerges from the universal 
dimension of all parts of the larger 
Islamic homeland (al-watan al-islami), 
and it cannot succeed if we take 
away this global universal (umami) 

If we should enter a jihad at the 
Open Fronts, and decide to confront 
America at the Open Front, we will 
find that in order for jihad succeed 
on any front, it requires certain 
strategic conditions. These conditions 
are only present in limited areas in 
the Islamic world. When these fronts 
need a troop of mujahidun from any 
Islamic country, reinforcements of 
different kinds of special expertise 
from any country will fill important 
gaps on those fronts whenever they 

In individual, secret jihad, the 
operational activity also takes place 
on a global and universal horizon. 
The horizons for this operational 
activity open up regardless of 
borders and countries. The enemy 
occupies Iraq and we fight there, the 
same in Palestine now... It became 
a duty for the mujahidun in Tunisia, 
or Morocco, or Indonesia... to go 
to Iraq to rush to his brothers' aid... 
however, few are probably able to 








do that, and it will become harder 
with time, because the apostate 
regimes in the areas of confrontation 
cooperate with America against 
the mujahidun. But any Muslim, 
who wants to participate in jihad 
and the Resistance, can participate 
in this battle against America in 
his country, or anywhere, which is 
perhaps hundreds of times more 
effective than what he is able to 
do if he arrived at the open area of 

It is absolutely necessary to have 
a sense of commitment to the 
Islamic Nation and its world, in the 
geographical, political and military 
dimensions and in every field. 

Whoever looks at these established 
borders, curved and strangely 
twisted as they are when they draw 
the maps of our countries, seethe 
drawings by the pens and rulers of 
the infidels in the colonial powers' 
ministries. It is strange, then, that 
these borders have been engraved in 
the minds and hearts of the majority 
of the sons of this Islamic Nation. It is 
astonishing that this catastrophe is 
not older than a few decades only. It 
happened after the downfall of the 
Islamic Nation's broad political entity 
in 1 924, with the fall of the last of the 
symbolic Caliphs of this nation. 

We must open the minds and hearts 
of the Islamic Nation's youth, so 
that they feel commitment to the 
Islamic Nation as a whole. This is a 
fundament in the religion and the 
faith, as well as in the politics and the 
strategic military concept. 

Now, let us move on to our military 
theory. Q 

In the next edition of Jihadi Experiences, al-Suri describes his military theory: "The jihad 
of individual or cell terrorism, using the methods of urban or rural guerilla warfare, is 
fundamental for exhausting the enemy and causing him to collapse and withdraw, Allah 
willing. The Open Front Jihad is fundamental for seizing control over land in order to 
liberate it, and establish Islamic law, with the help of Allah. The Individual Terrorism Jihad 
and guerilla warfare conducted by small cells, paves the way for the other kind (Open Front 
Jihad), aids and supports it. Without confrontation in the field and seizure of land, however, 

a state will not emerge for us. And this is the strategic goal for the Resistance project." 

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Jihad is the peak of Islam 
and the operation that 
the mujahidin performed 
on the 1 1th of September 
represents a virtuous act. 
The mujahidin performed their 
duty against American oppression. 
The mujahidin by the will of Allah 
will carry on jihad to establish 
justice between mankind and to 
remove American oppression and 
tyranny. America is arrogantly 
corrupting on earth and has killed 
innocent women and children in 
Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and 
Yemen through their bombings. 
America has killed more than a 
million and a half Iraqi children 
during their ten-year embargo on 
that nation. 

We would like to say to the 
American people that your 
president Obama is deceiving you 
in his claim that his war is a war 
against al Qaeda rather than a war 
against Islam. This is a crusade 
just as his predecessor Bush has 
declared and Obama is following 
his footsteps and Muslims 
understand this fact. We will not 

* Shaykh Ibrahim al-Banna is a graduate of 
religious studies at al-Azhar University. 

of Islam 

stop targeting you on your soil 
and elsewhere as long as you are 
occupying our land and bombing 
our homes and killing our children, 
women and elderly, and as long as 
you are supporting the Jews in their 
occupation of Jerusalem. 

Realize that the heroic mujahidin 
who sacrificed their lives for the 
sake of Allah on 9/1 1 have given 
a great example of sacrifice and 
defending their religion and people 
according to what was revealed 
in our holy book: {Indeed, Allah 
has purchased from the believers 
their lives and their properties [in 
exchange] for that they will have 
Paradise. They fight in the cause of 
Allah, so they kill and are killed. [It 
is] a true promise [binding] upon 
Him in theTorah and the Gospel 
and the Qur'an. And who is truer 
to his covenant than Allah? So 
rejoice in your transaction which 
you have contracted. And it is that 
which is the great attainment} [at- 

We invite you to read our holy book 
and to believe in it to be saved from 
the punishment of Allah on the Day 
of Judgment. 

The American 
people need to 
think long about 
this great event 
that changed 
history; this strike 
that hurt America 
militarily and 
economically, and 
exposed the lies 
of the American 
media. We will 
not let you enjoy 
peace as long as 
we do not live it in 
our lands and in 

We give away 
our souls cheap 
for the sake of 
Allah in order that 
humanity may 
enjoy peace and 
justice under the 
shari'ah of Allah 
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Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, may Allah preserve him, said: 

"Uniting of the Ummah must 
be around the word of 

And the unity of the Ummah 
cannot possibly be achieved 
on the basis of compromise 
on the Shari'ah's right to rule 

Nor on the basis of respect 
for international resolutions 

Nor on the basis of respect 
for the international accords 
which approve the ravishing 
of the Muslims' lands." 

The New Mardin Declaration: 

An Attempt at Justifying the New World Order 

It is important that we 1 
encourage Muslims to respect 
their scholars. It is to no one's 
benefit to put down the men 
of knowledge who represent 
the religion of Allah. But when some 
of our scholars- no matter how 
knowledgeable they are - divert from 
the straight path, we the Muslims, 
need to advise them. Everyone 
beyond the Messenger of Allah 5^ 
stands corrected. Umar (may Allah 
be pleased with him) asked from 
the pulpit: "If I divert away from the 
straight path what would you do?" 
One of the companions replied: "We 
will put you straight with our swords." 
There is another incident were an 
old woman corrected Umar when he 
was speaking. Umar said:"Umar was 
wrong and the woman was right." 
That is a healthy spirit that Muslims 
need to develop today. We respect 
our scholars, but ours is a principle 
centered religion; it is not centered 
on men. 

In April 201 0, in the city of Mardin, 
a group of scholars gathered 2 in 
order to re-interpret the fatwa of Ibn 
Taymiyyah which was in response to 
a question sent to him pertaining to 

1 This article was written as a refutation 
of the new Mardin declaration by Shaykh 
Anwar al-Awlaki and completed in April. 
However due to technical difficulties its 
publication was delayed. 
2This gathering included the scholars 
Hamza Yusuf from the U.S., Abdullah bin 
Bayyah from Mauritania, Abdul Wahhab 
at-Tariri from Riyadh, Habib Ali al-Jifri 
from Yemen and many others. 

Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki 

the situation of the city of Mardin, 
where Muslims and non-Muslims 
lived and, at the time, it was being 
ruled by non-Muslims. 

The scholars meeting in Mardin 
issued what they dubbed as "The New 
Mardin Declaration" \n which they 
declared the fatwa of Ibn Taymiyyah 
unsuitable for our times and should 
not be used by "extremists to justify 

Following are excerpts from 
the declaration along with my 

It is such a changed context that Ibn 
Taymiyya took into consideration 
when passing his fatwa, and that now 
makes it imperative that contemporary 
jurists review the classical classification, 
because of the changed contemporary 
situation: Muslims are now bound by 
international treaties through which 
security and peace have been achieved 
for the entire humanity, and in which 
they enjoy safety and security, with 
respect to their property, integrity and 

Has peace really been achieved for 
the entire humanity? Are Muslims 
enjoying security and peace? Or they 
don't really matter as long as Western 
societies are the ones enjoying it? Are 
these scholars following the news? 

If they think that they are enjoying 
peace and security, the majority of 
the ummah think otherwise. 

I read the above mentioned 
statement and it made me ill at ease. I 
read it and reread it and just couldn't 
come into terms with it. Coming from 
a Western politician such a statement 
might be expected, but from a group 
of "eminent" Muslim scholars? I must 
say that with all the respect I try to 
have towards our learned ones, the 
above statement is an ignominy 
that would be bad enough if it was 
blurted out in an impromptu speech 
let alone a well deliberated and 
thought-out, written declaration. It 
is an insolent statement that shows 
no respect to the sufferings of our 
ummah. It is a slap on the face of the 
Palestinian widow and the Afghan 
orphan. It is disrespectful towards the 
millions of Muslims around the globe 
who are suffering because of the 
international community which these 
scholars are crediting for bringing so 
much "security and peace". 

By such a statement they are not 
representing the ummah nor are 
they reflecting its sentiments. They 
are speaking for none other than 

Secondly, they claim that Muslims are 
"bound by international treaties." 

Why are the Muslims bound to them? 
Who bound them? 

The international community they 
respect so much was born at the 
funeral of the last Islamic Khilafah. 
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domination after they exterminated 
the Ottoman Khilafah and divided 
it amongst themselves into zones 
of influence. They destroyed the 
Khilafah, established control over the 
international community and then 
came up with these treaties; and we 
were not there at the table, we had 
no representation whatsoever, we 
were completely and utterly ignored 
in the decision making process on 
the world stage. We were not even 
present at the signing ceremonies. 
So why are we bound to those 
treaties? What kind of ftqh or logic 
would make such treaties binding 
on us? We had no part and no say in 
any of these treaties. We only have 
a presence in the crammed hall of 
the general assembly of the United 
Nations, but not at the Security 
Council which is still off limits to the 
50 plus Muslim states. 3 

Probably they should read up a bit 
and refresh their memories with, 
not wars of the past centuries, but 
the wars fought recently by these 
particular democratic nations they 
are trying to protect. 

They should remember WWII, the 
most devastating war man has ever 
fought; the war in which the greatest 
number of soldiers and civilians 
ever died. It was also the first war in 
modern history were the number of 
civilians killed was greater than the 
number of soldiers. About 30 million 
soldiers and about 50 million civilians 
lost their lives in this brutal war. 
Then came Korea, Vietnam, and now 
Iraq and Afghanistan. For the last 
fifty years the Palestinian dilemma 
has been a shameful chapter in the 
book of humanity. Have we already 
forgotten the war of the Balkans 
where Europe watched in silence the 
genocide of European Muslims? 

3 It needs to be noted that I am only 
describing the current state of affairs. By 
no means should it be understood to be 
an approval of Muslims states being part 
of the United Nations. 

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So what exactly do they mean by 
"security and peace have been 
achieved for the entire humanity?" 

Following are the conclusions the 
scholars have reached: 

Ibn Taymiyya's fatwa concerning 
Mardin can under no circumstances be 
appropriated and used as evidence for 
leveling the charge of kufr (unbelief) 
against fellow Muslims, rebelling 
against rulers, deeming game their 
lives and property, terrorizing those 
who enjoy safety and security, acting 
treacherously towards those who live (in 
harmony) with fellow Muslims or with 
whom fellow Muslims live (in harmony) 
via the bond of citizenship and peace. 
On the contrary, the fatwa deems all 
of that unlawful, notwithstanding its 
original purpose of supporting a Muslim 
state against a non-Muslim state. Ibn 
Taymiyya agrees with all of this, and 
follows the precedent of previous 
Muslim scholars in this regard, and does 
not deviate from their position. Anyone 
who seeks support from this fatwa for 
killing Muslims or non-Muslims has 
erred in his interpretation and has 
misapplied the revealed texts. 

Overall the language used in this 
declaration is not that of Islamic 
jurisprudence but is more a language 
of a combination of lawyers and 
peace activists. One may understand 
that out of their desire of brevity 
they did not include the textual 
evidence for their sweeping blanket 
statements and conclusions but that 
wouldn't be much of a problem if 
these conclusions were in line with 
Islamic law, but they are not. 

The statement declares that we 
cannot level the charge of kufr 
against fellow Muslims, we are not 
allowed to rebel against rulers, and 
we are not allowed to terrorize those 
who enjoy safety and security. 

We are not allowed to level the 
charge of kufr against fellow Muslims, 
which is true. But when a Muslim 
does commit kufrbawah (open 
unbelief), the charge of kufr does 

need to be leveled against him. 
Muslims should level the charge of 
kufr against those whom Allah and 
His Messenger ^ considered as 
disbelievers, not more, not less. 

Concerning the rulers: if they are 
Muslim, but oppressive, ahlas- 
Sunnah have two opinions: the first 
is they are allowed to rebel against 
them and this was what happened 
during the early generations: The 
revolt of al-Hussain against Yazid, 
Abdullah bin al-Zubair against 
Marwan, Abdul Rahman bin al- 
Ash'ath against Abdul Malik, 
Muhammad al-Nafs al-Zakiyyah and 
Zaid bin AN against the Abbasids. 

The second opinion: We are not 
allowed to rebel against the Muslim 
ruler even if he is oppressive and this 
is the majority view. Our classical 
scholars reached this conclusion 
after studying our early history. Their 
view is that the rebellions against the 
oppressive rulers brought more evil 
than the oppression of the rulers. 

However, and this is the crux of the 
matter: If a ruler has committed 
disbelief then it is obligatory to 
revolt against him. This is a matter 
of consensus among the classical 
scholars of ahl as-Sunnah. 

The declaration goes on to claim 
that we may not terrorize those 
who enjoy safety and security. To 
throw out such a blanket statement 
that we are not allowed to terrorize 
those who enjoy safety and security 
in light of the present state of the 
world is another reckless statement. 
According to these scholars, we the 
Muslims are not allowed to terrorize 
the Israelis, or the Americans, or the 
British who are living in safety and 
security while millions of Muslims 
are being terrorized by them. We are 
told to never mind the insecurity of 
the Palestinian or the Chechen or 
the Kashmiri. Never mind them. We 
are simply not allowed to terrorize, 


No. We do not agree with that. We cjo 
not agree with that because Allah 3fe 
says: {And prepare for them what 
you can of strength and steeds of 
war that you may terrorize with it 
the enemy of Allah and your enemy} 
[al-Anfal: 60] 

We say that whoever terrorizes us, 
we will terrorize them and we will do 
what we can to strip them of their 
safety and security as long as they do 
us the same. They continue: 

The classification of abodes in Islamic 
jurisprudence was a classification based 
on ijtihad (juristic reasoning) that was 
necessitated by the circumstances of 
the Muslim world then and the nature 
of the international relations prevalent 
at that time. However, circumstances 
have changed now: The existence of 
recognized international treaties, which 
consider as crimes wars that do not 
involve repelling aggression or resisting 
occupation; the emergence of civil 
states which guarantee, on the whole, 
religious, ethnic and national rights, 
have necessitated declaring, instead, 
the entire world as a place of tolerance 
and peaceful co-existence between 
all religions, groups and factions in 
the context of establishing common 
good and justice amongst people, 
and wherein they enjoy safety and 
security with respect to their wealth, 
habitations and integrity. This is what 
the Shari'ah has been affirming and 
acknowledging, and to which it has 
been inviting humanity, ever since 
the Prophet (peace and blessings 
be upon him) migrated to Madina 
and concluded the first treaty/peace 
agreement that guaranteed mutual 
and harmonious co-existence between 
the factions and various ethnic/race 

groups in a framework of justice and 
common/shared interest. Shortcomings 
and breaches perpetrated by certain 
states that happen to scar and mar this 
process cannot and should not be used 
as a means for denying its validity and 
creating conflict between it and the 
Islamic Shari'ah. 

The classification of abodes in 
Islamic jurisprudence is exactly that: 
a classification. It is not some sort 
of innovative new law. It is simply 
a classification based on the many 
textual references on the subject. 
When IbnTaymiyyah introduced 
his modified classification, that 
was based on the new situation of 
Muslims living under non-Islamic 
rule; it was based on this new 
circumstance but there was no 
changing of the rulings and it was 
in line with Islamic teachings. It was 
simply, a change in the classification. 
What we are presented with here 
in this declaration is not merely a 
reclassification of abodes, but a 
thorough revision of usul (Islamic 
principle tenets or foundations) 
based on a new world order agenda. 

'The existence of recognized 
international treaties. . ."They are 
recognized by the ones who set them 
and not by us. 

". . .which consider as crimes wars that 
do not involve repelling aggression 
or resisting occupation." Not at all. 
The international community does 
not consider the U.S. invasion of Iraq 
and Afghanistan to be a crime. It does 
not consider the Israeli occupation 
of the land of pre-1967 to be a crime. 
Nor does it consider China, India, or 

Russia as criminals in their respective 
occupation of Muslim lands. It does 
not consider Spain to be criminal 
in its occupation of Ceuta and 
Melilla (let alone considering it to 
be criminal for occupying the entire 
Iberian Peninsula from the Muslims). 

So what do they exactly mean by 
these international treaties? 

This declaration is out of touch with 
the realities on the ground. 

When they say: ". . .the emergence of 
civil states which guarantee, on the 
whole, religious, ethnic and national 
rights/The civil states referred to 
here have banned the niqab and 
fiercely defended the right to defame 
Muhammad g^.They allow a very 
restricted form of personal worship 
that does not truly accommodate 
for the comprehensiveness of 
Islamic practice. The civil state has 
more authority over the wife and 
children than the Muslim head of the 
household. The law of Allah is not 
recognized by this civil state and the 
Muslim is forced to accept rulings of 
courts of law that are contrary to the 
law of Allah. So, on the whole, the 
modern civil state of the West does 
not guarantee Islamic rights. 

Also, when they say: ". . . necessitated 
declaring, instead, the entire world as 
a place of tolerance and peaceful co- 
existence between all religions," 
Islam can never recognize and 
live in peaceful co-existence with 
worshiping a cow or an idol. Islam 
does not recognize shirk. Allah 
has honored us with guidance. 
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responsibility of sharing the light of 
Allah with the world. 

I challenge these scholars to point 
out to me one - just one - Prophet 
of Allah who lived in peaceful 
coexistence with the disbelievers? 

From Adam (peace be upon him) all 
the way to Muhammad gfc, not one 
of them, not a single one, lived with 
the disbelievers without challenging 
them, opposing them and exposing 
their falsehood and resisting their 
ways. Not one of them lived without 
a conflict with the disbelievers that 
ended up with a total and final 
separation between the two camps: 
a camp of belief and a camp of kufr. 
The disbelievers were then destroyed 
either through a calamity or by the 
hands of the believers. 

This is what the Qur'an teaches us 
about the Prophets. A cursory study 
of the Qur'an would solve such 
confusion over what our relationship 
with the kuffar should be like. 

Amongst the priorities of Muslim 
scholars and Islamic academic 
institutions, there should be the 
analysis and assessment of ideas that 
breed extremism, takfir (labeling fellow 
Muslims as unbelievers) and violence in 
the name of Islam. Security measures, 
no matter how fair and just they may 
happen to be, cannot take the place 
of an eloquent (scholarly) elucidation 
supported by proof and evidence. 
Therefore, it is the responsibility of the 
ummah's religious scholars to condemn 
all forms of violent attempts-to-change 
or violent protest, within, or outside, 
Muslim societies. Such condemnation 
must be clear, explicit, and be a true 
manifestation of real courage-in- 
speaking-the-truth, so as to eliminate 
any confusion or ambiguity. 

The Messenger of Allah ^ warned 
against the khawarij who represented 
a manifestation of extremist belief 
and actions. There are two traits of 
the khawarij that stand out: Firstly, 
they use to accuse Muslims of kufr 

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based on acts that are considered 
to be major sins and not acts of 
disbelief. They considered the 
one who commits such sins to be 
destined to an eternal punishment 
in Hellfire. So adultery, fornication, 
drinking alcohol, and theft are all 
sins that commit a person to eternal 
punishment. They have also accused 
the companions of the Messenger of 
Allah ^ such as AN and Mu'awiyah 
of being disbelievers. 

The second trait: They kill Muslims 
and spare the lives of disbelievers. 
The khawarij have caused so much 
civil strife during the reign of the 
Umayyads and the Abbasids and 
yet, they had no record of jihad 
against the disbelievers. Therefore, 
the khawarij are a phenomenon 
that manifests itself during Islamic 
rule and fades away, although not 
completely, during times like ours. 
Yes, there still remains strains of 
takfir today that are similar to those 
of the khawarij of yesterday but the 
problem of extremism is a problem 
that is most pronounced during 
times of the strength of the ummah 
rather than moments of weakness. 
In times like ours, it is the problem 
of the other extreme, irja, that we 
need to actively tackle. The MurjVah 
went to the other extreme end of 
the scale and considered that no act 
that a Muslim might commit would 
take him out of the folds of Islam. For 
example, according to the MurjVah, 
if a Muslim legislates laws and 
implements them in place of the laws 
of Allah, he is still a Muslim. 

What we need is the middle path; the 
path of the Messenger of Allah ^ 
and his companions; the path that 
follows the Qur'an and Sunnah.That 
is the straight path that we invoke 
Allah in every raka^ah of §alah to 
grant us. 

But sadly this is not what this 
declaration is about. This declaration 
does not represent the middle path. 

It represents a benign version of 
Islam that is friendly towards the 
power holders of the day and stands 
against the changing of the status 
quo. The declaration calls for a 
blanket condemnation of "all forms 
of violent attempts-to-change or 
violent protest, within, or outside, 
Muslim societies." 

This might be the way of Gandhi or 
Martin Luther King, but it is not the 
way of Muhammad ^ who said: 7 
was sent with the sword before the Day 
of Judgment!' 

Islam does recognize changing 
through force and that is what 
fighting fisabflillah is. Today we 
cannot expect Palestine, Iraq or 
Afghanistan to be freed again 
except by force. Israeli and American 
aggression cannot be met with 
pigeons and olive branches but must 
be met with bullets and bombs. It 
is through the heroic acts of the 
Palestinian martyrs that Israel had 
forsaken its dream of a greater Israel 
and retracted upon itself behind 
walls and barriers. It is because of 
these operations that Ariel Sharon 
unilaterally pulled out all Jewish 
settlements in Gaza. The strategy of 
the Palestinian resistance succeeded 
in exhausting the enemy and forcing 
it into giving concessions. It was not 
until internal differences within the 
Palestinian rank that the tide turned 
again in favor of the Israelis. 

The rule of "what is taken by force 
cannot be returned except through 
force" is not only valid from a 
historical point of view but it is also 
the statement of Qur'an: {So fight, 
[O Muhammad], in the cause of 
Allah; you are not held responsible 
except for yourself. And encourage 
the believers [to join you] that 
perhaps Allah will restrain the 
[military] might of those who 
disbelieve. And Allah is greater in 
might and stronger in [exemplary] 
punishment} [an-Nisa': 84] 

What we see from the disbelievers 
today is not overtures of peace but 
demonstrations of might. The ayah 
makes it clear that through fighting 
and inciting the believers to fight 
- and not through concessions, 
appeasement, turning the other 
cheek or even da^wah - is the might 
of the disbelievers restrained. 

At a time when American 
expenditure on its army is anything 
but decreasing, these scholars are 
asking us to give up any form of 
resistance and live as law -Western 
law that is - abiding citizens. They 
are asking us to live as sheep, 
as pleasantly as a flock of tame, 
peaceful, and obedient sheep. One 
billion and a quarter Muslims with 
no say on the world stage, stripped 
from their right to live as Muslims 
under the law of Islam, directly and 
indirectly occupied by the West, are 
asked to live as sheep. Is that the role 
of scholars? 

America is increasing its military 
budget not to fight Martians but 
to fight Muslims. On the other 
hand, Iran is building the most 
powerful military in the region. 
The foundations of the empire of 
the Shi'a are being laid in front of 
our own eyes. With some foresight, 
one can see where this is heading. 
The area termed the 'Middle East' is 
edging towards a war on a colossal 
sca\e.Jhe ahl as-Sunnah up until 
this moment are the weakest of the 
three conflicting parties. The Gulf 
monarchs and the military juntas 
have completely sold us out. Our 
heads of state have betrayed us at a 
critical moment in our history. The 
last thing we need is for our scholars 
to follow suit. The ahlas-Sunnah do 
not need more demoralization. They 
do not need scholars to tell them to 
pull the shades over their eyes and 
live in peace in a "civilized" world 
under the protection of "international 
treaties" when we, who are living in 
the Muslim world, foresee that we are 

standing on the very battlegrounds 
of the coming world war. 

Dear respected scholars: please spare 
us your letting down. The Messenger 
of Allah ^ said: "Whoever believes 
in Allah and the Last Day should either 
say good or remain silent" 

In trialing times like these, we need 
to remind ourselves with this advice. 

The declaration goes on to state: 
"Such condemnation must be clear, 
explicit, and be a true manifestation 
of real courage-in-speaking-the- 
truth." Courage? Absolutely not. There 
is no courage in condemning Jihad. 
There is nothing in it but cowardice. 

Muslim scholars, throughout the ages, 
have always stressed and emphasized 
that the jihad that is considered the 
pinnacle of the religion of Islam, is not 
of one type, but of many, and actually 
fighting in the Path of God is only one 
type. The validation, authorization, 
and execution of this particular type 
of jihad is granted by the Shari'ah to 
only those who lead the community 
(actual heads of states). This is because 
such a decision of war is a political 
decision with major repercussion and 
consequences. Hence, it is not for a 
Muslim individual or Muslim group to 
announce and declare war, or engage 
in combative jihad, whimsically and 
on their own. This restriction is vital for 
preventing much evil from occurring, 
and for truly upholding Islamic religious 
texts relevant to this matter. 

The validation, authorization, and 
execution of this particular type of jihad 
is granted by the Shari'ah to only those 
who lead the community (actual heads 
of states). 

This statement needs elaboration. 
There is no explicit evidence that 
the permission of the Imam is 
needed for jihad. But the scholars 
deducted such a requirement from 
other evidence and because jihad 
is an act of worship with critical 
and encompassing consequences. 
However, the scholars also 

mentioned a few exceptions to this 
rule. The one exception relevant to 
our discussion here is in the situation 
where there is no Imam or in the 
case where it is known that the Imam 
does not promote jihad. In such a 
case, the scholars stated that both 
the offensive and defensive forms 
of jihad should not be stopped but 
should be carried out by the ummah. 
Ibn Qudamah stated that in the 
absence of the Imam, jihad should 
not be stopped and the spoils of war 
should be divided among the fighters 
according to the rules of shari'ah. 
Ibn Rushd states that: "obeying the 
Imam is mandatory unless the Imam 
orders the Muslims to commit a sin, 
then he should not be obeyed, and 
preventing Muslims from fighting 
obligatory jihad is a sin." 

The basis of the legitimacy of jihad is 
that it is either to repel/resist aggression 
("Fight in the cause of Allah those who 
fight you, but do not transgress limits; 
for Allah loveth not transgressors" — 
§urah al-Baqarah, 1 90), or to aid those 
who are weak and oppressed ("And why 
should ye not fight in the cause of Allah 
and of those who, being weak, are ill- 
treated (and oppressed)?" — Surah al- 
Nisa', 75), or in defense of the freedom 
of worshiping ("To those against whom 
war is made, permission is given (to 
fight), because they are wronged; — 
and verily, Allah is most powerful for 
their aid"— Surah al-Hajj, 39). It is not 
legitimate to declare war because of 
differences in religion, or in search of 
spoils of war. 

The justifications of jihad listed 
above are valid but not inclusive. 
The Messenger of Allah ^said:"/ 
was instructed to fight mankind until 
they testify that there is no one worthy 
of worship except than Allah, and 
that Muhammad is the Messenger of 
Allah, they establish §alah and they 
payZakah. Whoever does so have 
protected from me his blood and his 
wealth" [Bukhari and Muslim]. 

This hadlth declares that the Muslims 
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world and the application of this 
hadlth by the Sahabah is the best 
explanation of it. 

The first Caliph Abu Bakr (may Allah 
be pleased with him) fought against 
the apostates and against the two 
superpowers of his time, the Roman 
and Persian Empires. The war against 
the apostates was to reestablish the 
acceptance and submission of the 
tribes of Arabia to the law of Allah. 
Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with 
him) said if they refuse to give even 
a bridle they used to give to the 
Messenger of Allah ^, he will fight 
them over it. 

The wars with the Persian and Roman 
Empires were unprovoked and were 
for the prime purpose of spreading 
the truth to humanity. The Muslim 
messenger to the Persian leader 
said: "Allah has sent us to deliver the 
servants of Allah out of servitude 
of one another into the service of 
Allah, and out of the narrowness 
of this world into the vastness of 
both this world and the afterlife and 
out of the oppression of religions 
into the justice of lslam."There is no 
conciliatory tone in this statement 
and no inclination on part of its 
deliverer to live in "harmony" with 
followers of different religions. It 
was clear to the virtuous Muslims 
then, who had proper understanding 
of what their duties towards Allah 
were and who had pride in Islam, 
that all religions were false, and that 
all systems of government were 
oppressive, and that only Islam can 
offer mankind salvation in both 
this world and in the Hereafter. 
They understood that by approving 
others in their ways they are not 
doing them a favor, and they are not 
acting tolerantly towards them but 
they are doing them a disservice by 
not showing them the way of truth 
that would save them from eternal 
torment. Exceptions were made for 
the Jews and the Christians, where 
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religious practices as long as they 
paid the jizyah in a state of humility. 
They were made to know that their 
religious practices were false, that 
Islam does not approve of either 
Judaism or Christianity, and that 
they are considered to be misguided 
and are destined to Hellfire.The 
early Muslims let the Jews and the 
Christians know this in the clearest 
and most unambiguous manner. 
They did this out of concern and care 
for them. 

Regarding their statement: "It is not 
legitimate to declare war because of 
differences in religion, or in search 
of spoils of war."This statement is 
false. The pagans of Arabia were 
fought because they were pagans, 
the Persians were fought because 
they were Zoroastrians and the 
Romans were fought because they 
were Christian. The great Muslim 
Sultan Mahmud Sabaktakeen fought 
against the Hindus because they 
were Hindus and he personally led 
his army in a risky campaign deep 
into the land of India with the sole 
objective of destroying the most 
revered idol in all of India. He was 
fighting because of this "difference 
of religion"our esteemed scholars of 
Mardin are discounting. 

Allah 3fe says: {And fight them until 
there is no fitnah and [until] the 
religion, all of it, is for Allah} [al- 
Anfal: 39] 

The Messenger of Allah ^ said: "I 
was instructed to fight mankind until 
they testify that there is no one worthy 
of worship except Allah" 

Fighting fisabilillah can also be for 
the objective of spoils of war. Most 
of the dispatches that the Messenger 
of Allah ^ sent from Madinah 
were in search of spoils of war. Badr 
itself was an expedition headed by 
Muhammad gfc himself in pursuit of 
a caravan of goods belonging to the 

In fact, the classical scholar Ibn Rajab 
al-Hanbali states that the purest 
and best form of sustenance for the 
believer is that of ghanlmah (spoils 
of war) because it was the source of 
living Allah has chosen for His most 
beloved of creation, Muhammad gt. 

The Messenger of Allah 5^ said: "My 
sustenance was made to be under my 

It is known from the slrah that the 
Messenger of Allah ^ lived off the 
fifth of the fifth of the spoils of war 
which was prescribed to him in the 
Qur'an. Throughout our early history, 
the greatest source of income for the 
Muslim treasury was through the 
revenue generated from fighting fi 
sabllillah. Spoils of war, jizyah (a tax 
taken from the Jews and Christians), 
and kharaj (a land toll taken from 
conquered land) represented the 
most important sources of income 
for the Islamic treasury. 

The issue of Fatwas in Islam is a 
serious one. It is for this reason that 
scholars have drawn up stringent 
conditions/requirements for the Mufti 
(the authority issuing fatwas). Of 
these conditions is that he must be 
fully qualified in scholarly learning/ 
knowledge. Of the conditions specific 
to the fatwa itself is having established 
the proper object of application (manat) 
according to place, time, and person, 
circumstance, and consequence/future 

The notion of loyalty and enmity (al- 
wala'wa al-bara') must never be used 
to declare anyone out of the fold of 
Islam, unless an actual article of unbelief 
is held. In all other cases, it actually 
involves several types of judgment 
ranging according to the juridical five- 
fold scale: permissible, recommended, 
not recommended, non-permissible, 
and required. Therefore, it is not 
permissible to narrow the application 
of this notion and use it for declaring 
Muslim outside the fold of Islam. 

Yes, fatwa is a serious matter and 

should only be issued by those 
qualified. Hence, the Muslim masses 
today need to beware of any fatwa 
that calls for the re-interpretation 
of well grounded, accepted, and 
valid fatwa's given by the classical 
scholars of the past whom the 
ummah accepted and recognized as 
righteous men of knowledge. We are 
living in a time when the West has 
publicly stated that it will use Muslim 
against Muslim in the battlefield and 
will use scholar against scholar in the 
battle for the hearts and minds of the 
Muslim ummah. As one CIA official 
stated: "If you found out that Mullah 
Omar is on one street corner doing 
this, you set up Mullah Bradley on the 
other street corner to counter it". 

Abdullah bin Mas'ood (may Allah be 
pleased with him) said: "Follow those 
who have passed away because the 
living is not secure from fttnah (trials 
that may cause a person to lose their 

The early generations have 
formulated a framework for all the 
issues covered in this declaration: 
jihad, extremism, rules of leveling 
charges of kufr against a Muslim, 
and al-wala'wa al-bara'. Therefore, 
there is no need to re-interpret these 
core tenants based on what is clearly 
nothing more than an approval of 
a worldview as defined by those in 
power, i.e. the West. 

In closing, one has to wonder 
as to why there was a great 
emphasis placed on the fatwa of 
Ibn Taymiyyah on Mardin by the 
issuers of this declaration. The fatwa 
of Ibn Taymiyyah was in-line with 
the opinions of the scholars before 
him and after him. So to believe 
that somehow the mujahidin are 
so dependent on this fatwa and are 
basing their jihad on it is not the case. 
Many, if not most, of the mujahidin 
have never even heard of it. 

The media has also showed interest 

in the "New Mardin Declaration." Here 
are some of the headlines: 

- Muslim scholars denounce Osama's 
jihad 4 

- Fatwa rules out violence, scholars 
say 5 

-Osama bin Laden misinterpreted 
jihad fatwa 6 

- Muslim scholars recast jihadist's 
favorite fatwa 7 

So why did the media in the West 
give this "New Mardin Declaration" 
more weight than it deserves? Is it 
some kind of breakthrough fatwa 
that would shake the foundations 
of the jihad of today? Not at all. 
This declaration is pretty much 
meaningless. Even the Mufti of 
Turkey, albeit for different reasons 
than what I mentioned, stated that 
it is "incredibly meaningless."This 
comes from a Turkish newspaper 
covering the event: 

But top Turkish religious leaders were 
notably absent from the gathering. 
Members of local Mardin press outlets 
speaking with Sunday's Zaman on the 
sidelines of the conference noted that 
many locals viewed the conference 
with suspicion before it even began. 
"People are worried that the conference 
sponsors are connected to the British 
government and that the whole 
thing is part of some sort of effort to 
use Muslims' own religious texts and 
resources to tie their hands when it 
comes to issues of jihad as defense. 
They're worried that the conclusion of 
the conference will be that jihad is no 
longer valid in our day and age -- and 
that this will rule out resistance even 
under situations of oppression such as 
that in Palestine today,"one journalist 
said, speculating that the absence of 
some scholars could be due to their 
unwillingness to be associated with an 
event that might prove to be locally 

However, the marketing schemes 
used for this "Declaration" were 

4(CNNiReport01 April 2010) 
5(TheVancouverSun01 April 2010) 

6 ( 01 April 2010) 

7 (Reuters News Agency 31 March 2010) 

pretty fascinating. They gathered 
from different countries and went 
all the way to Mardin, they held 
an entire conference to study the 
Mardin fatwa, and then the itinerary 
for the conference stated that the 
scholars were going to have a special 
session for the announcement of 
the"New Mardin Declaration" with 
all the scholars signing it as if it is 
some kind of great manuscript and 
then they are to pose together for a 
"group photograph" for this historical 

The reality of the matter is that the 
"New Mardin Declaration" is probably 
more relevant at scoring points for 
its signatories with the West, as is 
apparent by the Western media 
hailing it, than causing any change 
on the course of the modern jihad 

Closing Comments: 

Our scholars should focus more 
on justice than on peace. A people 
who have their land occupied, 
their resources plundered by major 
Western corporations, their kings 
and presidents are stooges who have 
authority to oppress and steal but 
no authority to act independently of 
their Western masters, their children 
and women are fair play for American 
firepower; such a people do not need 
to hear needless sermons on Islam 
being the religion of peace. They 
need to hear how Islam will bring 
them justice and retribution. They 
want to hear how Islam can help 
them bring an end to occupation, 
how Islam can allow them to live in 
dignity under their own system of 
government, and ruled by their own 
people. They need to be empowered 
and encouraged. This is the message 
the Muslims are waiting to hear from 
our esteemed scholars. 

The "New Mardin Declaration" is not 
worth the ink and the paper it is 
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who agreed to take part in it, and has nothing to do with the 
ummah whom Allah described as being: {...the best nation 
brought forth to humanity}. 

Determining the path for the future of the ummah was not left 
to our whims but was already set forth for us by the Messenger 
of Allah ^jr. He said: "A group of my ummah will continue fighting 
until the Day of Judgment". He also said: "/ was instructed to fight 
mankind until they testify that there is no one worthy of worship 
other than Allah". We stand firmly by these statements of our 
beloved Prophet >gg and we will, by the will of Allah, fight to 
uphold them and call others towards them. We stand firmly 
by the giant classical Imams of the ummah and we will not be 
deterred by the dwarfs of today, and we refuse all attempts of 
rewriting the Islamic shari'ah to kowtow to a New World Order 
that doesn't belong to us and must be challenged and changed. 

Just as the khilafah and the shari'ah rule were dismantled, we 
now see such dangerous attempts at dismantling the body of 
f\qh of our early scholars. This call to discard the fatwa of Ibn 
Taymiyyah should not be seen as merely a disagreement with 
ibn Taymiyyah on a particular point of legislation but as part of 
an orchestrated effort, under the sponsorship of the West, to 
discard the body of work done by centuries of scholarly work 
by the Imams of the ummah. But to put it that way is to put it 
mildly. It is in its essence a covert attempt at abrogating all the 
verses of Qur'an and hadith that call for the establishment of 
Islamic rule, fighting aggression, and fighting for the spread of 
the call of Islam. According to these scholars, these rules simply 
have no place in the modern world. According to them there is 
a New World Order that necessitates a New World ftqh. A ftqh of 
submission, a f\qh of rendering what is unto Caesar to Caesar, 
a ftqh that would allow the cowards to live in peace. It doesn't 
matter what quality of life they live as long as they are living. 

Changing the status quo is not an easy task. Rocking the boat 
affects everyone. The Prophets experienced the consequences 
of challenging the status quo that was instituted and defended 
by the powerful. They suffered, and their followers suffered. 
But that did not deter them from carrying on their mission. 
Today the status quo is fiercely defended by the powerful and 
not everyone has the courage to go against it. If you defy it you 
suffer. You pay a price. Those who oppose the status quo see 
a powerful current and they are reluctant to cross it because, 
in the eyes of many, to go against the tide in today's world is 
insanity. Sadly, today many of our scholars have opted for the 
option of safeguarding themselves rather than safeguarding 
the religion. The problem is when this personal weakness is 
masked under the cloak of religion, and religion is used to justify 
a position that cannot be justified neither by our ftqh nor our 

Jihad will continue in its various forms and fighting will continue 
until the Day of Judgment and will not be harmed or deterred 
by those who betray it. D 

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Al-Malahem (AM): In the beginning 
we welcome Shaykh Abu Sufyan al- 
Azdi. We begin by asking about your 
experience at Guantanamo where 
you were imprisoned for almost six 
years. Please tell us about the reasons 
of your imprisonment and how were 
you treated. 

Abu Sufyan (AS): All praise is due 
to Allah who blessed us with the 
blessing of jihad in His path. The 
reason behind my imprisonment is 
supporting Islam and the Muslims 
in Afghanistan. In the battle of 
Qandahar Airport, I was injured and 
taken into Pakistan where I was later 
arrested by the Pakistani army who 
then took me to Quetta Military 
Hospital. The Americans came to 
interrogate me but I refused to 
speak to them. Then I was visited by 
interrogators from the government 
of al-Saud who promised to take 
me back to the land of the Two 
Holy Mosques in a specially charted 
medical jet but I refused to speak 
to them too. So the Pakistani 
government handed me over to the 

American army in Quetta Airport. 
The Americans transported me from 
Quetta Airport to Qandahar and then 
to Cuba. 

The treatment of the Americans 
was the treatment of an enemy to 
an enemy and this is natural but 
what I did not expect is to find the 
Americans to be a people without 
any principles, whether we are 
talking about moral principles or 
general human values. But also that is 
not unexpected from a nation that is 
leading the world into a moral decay 
that makes humans equal to animals. 
In fact animals have more values than 
some Americans. It is part of their so- 
called civilization to turn women into 
a roaming toilet which could be used 
casually by men. One of the things 
that bothered us in prison was their 
attempts to seduce us through their 
women but all praise is due to Allah, 
we were protected from this human 

Regarding torture I think that many 
of my brothers have already spoken 

extensively about that so there is no 
need to repeat it here. 
AM: After spending this time in 
prison and being exposed to this 
inhumane treatment, did your view 
of Americans change? 

AS: Yes it changed. Before 
imprisonment I used to think 
that there was some bottom-line 
humanity left in the Americans as is 
found in human beings in general 
regardless of the differences in beliefs 
and the fact that we are enemies. But 
after I got to deal with them directly, I 
came to the conclusion that mankind 
needs to protect its humanity by 
fighting Americans who are the 
enemies of the human race. 

AM: After six years of imprisonment 
you were released without a court 
proceeding and you were handed 
over to the Saudi government who 
held you in prison for seven months. 
Why did you head towards Yemen 
even though the Saudi government 
said that it has subjected the 
Guantanamo inmates to a 



rehabilitation program? 

AS: I headed towards Yemen because 
the mujahidin in Yemen have raised 
their banner. The Muslims are still 
being killed, manmade laws are still 
ruling over our land, the disbelievers 
are still on the soil of the Arabian 
Peninsula, and our honor is being 
violated. All of these are reasons why 
I cannot put down my arms. 

The rehabilitation program you 
referred to was basically a set of 
new religious beliefs imposed by 
the American tyrants on the Muslim 
societies and is being enforced by the 
traitor governments of the Muslim 
world. Whoever goes against these 
beliefs is imprisoned or murdered 
and unfortunately there are some 
who wear the cloak of scholarship 
but have sold their religion for a 
cheap price and they are marketing 
these false beliefs on behalf of the 

AM: What is your position regarding 
the government of al-Saud? And 
what do you advise the Muslims 
of the Land of the Two Sacred 
Mosques to do regarding the al- 
Saud government? And what is your 
advice to the Muslims in general? 

AS: My position towards the al-Saud 
government is the Islamic position: 
They have entered into apostasy 
from more than one door and Islam 
orders me and orders every Muslim 
to revolt against them and fight 
them. Fighting Jihad against the al- 
Saud government is a religious duty 
and I invite the Muslims of the Land 
of the Two Sacred Mosques to revolt 
against them by word and deed and 
I ask them to support the mujahidin 
according to their abilities. My advice 
to the Muslims in general is to give 
support to their brothers in the 
Land of the Two Sacred Mosques in 
their fight against this government 
because if it falls by the will of Allah 
and the rule of Allah returns to it, 
then the rest of the Muslim lands will 
be opened. 

AM: When you came to Yemen, a 
unified organization of al Qaeda was 
announced for the Arabian Peninsula. 
What were the objectives of this 

AS: Yes, by the blessings of Allah we 
were able to correspond with our 
brothers in Yemen and following that 
we joined them. After discussing the 
issue, we decided to announce a joint 
organization for Yemen and the Land 
of the Two Sacred Mosques. This step 

has struck fear into the hearts of the 
apostates and the Americans and we 
praise Allah for that. The base of the 
organization and its leadership need 
to be in a protected place that is not 
weak from a security standpoint and 
this is why we chose Yemen. Also 
we do not accept these man-made 
borders between our countries and 
we consider the Arabian Peninsula 
to be one country. Our leader Abu 
Baseer, may Allah protect him, is 
approved by the general leadership 
of al Qaeda in the land of Khurasan 
and he is the appropriate person 
for this responsibility. Working 
together is an objective for us, and 
our goal is the establishment of an 
Islamic state that follows the way 
of the Messenger of Allah ^ and 
the righteous Caliphs that followed 
him. Our objective is not to remove 
these petty states only to replace 
them with other petty states, but 
we intend to unify the Muslim lands 
under shari'ah and this step of ours 
has been blessed by our brothers 
and leaders in Khurasan whom we 
gave our pledge to, may Allah protect 
them all. 

AM: What is your assessment of the 
work in Yemen so far? 

AS: The work in Yemen has passed 

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through stages. The most important 
stage is this last stage in which our 
Amir Abu Baseer - may Allah protect 
him - has assumed responsibility 
of the organization. There was a 
strategic change that was needed in 
the area and it was the blessing of 
Allah that has made the organization 
into what it is today. For the 
supporters of the organization it 
inspires hope and for its enemies it 
strikes fear. There are obstacles but 
they will be removed by the will of 
Allah such as the obstacle of those 
who have laid down their weapons 
and are attacking the mujahidin 

invasion of both Afghanistan and 
Iraq. In al-Sham, Israel wants to 
destroy the Mosque and build in its 
place the Temple of Solomon and 
they have their plans of establishing 
a greater Israel. But the ummah is 
working on lifting the siege on Gaza 
and the mujahidin would continue 
their work against Israel. 

AM: In your speeches and writings 
you frequently speak about the 
danger of the Shi'a. Some may 
wonder why this emphasis on the 
Shi'a when our principle battle is with 

these arrests signal? 

AS: This shows that the governments 
have entered into a hysterical state 
that has made them forget the basic 
morals of war. It also shows that 
these governments are on the brink 
of falling. The mujahidin need to 
strike at the critical points of these 
governments and they would fall by 
the will of Allah. 

AM: What is your advice to the 
Muslims in the West? 

AS: My advice to the Muslims in the 

They should strive to follow the command of the Messenger of Allah 
3^ who warned Muslims from living amongst non-Muslims. They 
should either immigrate or fight Jihad in the West by individual 
Jihad or by communicating with their brothers in the lands of Jihad. 

with their tongues out of envy and 
ignorance and have thus made 
themselves servants of the Zionist- 
Crusader project whether they are 
aware of that or not. But we have 
comfort in the glad tidings of our 
Prophet who said that the victorious 
group would not be harmed by those 
who betray them or those who go 
against them. 

AM: You have participated in the 
jihad against the Crusaders' war 
on Afghanistan and then you were 
imprisoned. Since you had a chance 
to deal with the Americans close 
hand, what are your expectations 
for the future of the area in this war 
between America and the Muslims? 

AS: I expect, and Allah knows best, 
that America will withdraw from 
populated areas and would stay on 
their bases and keep their presence 
in the seas surrounding the area. 
They would try to enflame a sectarian 
warfare between Iran and the Gulf. 
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AS: Allah has made it clear to us in 
the Qur'an that our worst enemies 
are the Jews and the polytheists. The 
Shi'a are polytheists and therefore, 
are amongst the worst enemies of 
Islam. They speak in the name of 
Islam but are against the Muslims 
of ahl as-Sunnah. Now the Shi'a 
have established a state in Iran and 
they have followers in the Gulf. The 
Shi'a now are at their highest level 
of military preparedness and they 
have an alliance with America when 
it comes to fighting against ahl as- 
Sunnah and this is why I emphasize 
the issue of the Shi'a. May Allah have 
mercy on Shaykh Abu Mus'ab al- 
Zarqawi since he knew the reality of 
the Shi'a very well and he drew his 
sword upon them. We ask Allah to 
grant us victory against them. 

AM: Lately, the al-Saud government 
has arrested one of our sisters. 
Also in Yemen the government has 
arrested two sisters, one of them an 
Australian, the other an American of 
Bengali parents. In your view what do 

West is to praise Allah for guiding 
them to iman and allowing them to 
practice this great religion. I advise 
them to learn Islam according to 
the creed of ahl as-Sunnah and they 
should beware of those who speak 
Islam but do not practice it such as 
the government scholars who give 
fatwa according to the wills of their 

Second: They should strive to follow 
the command of the Messenger of 
Allah f-jz who warned Muslims from 
living amongst non-Muslims. They 
should either immigrate or fight 
Jihad in the West by individual Jihad 
or by communicating with their 
brothers in the lands of Jihad. 

Third: The operations of our brothers, 
Nidal Hassan and Umar al-Farouk, 
may Allah grant them steadfastness, 
are great heroic acts so whoever may 
add himself to this great list should 
do so and we ask Allah to grant them 
success. And all praise is due to Allah. 



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samir khan 

This is the story of the Muslim American jihadi, 

Samir Khan. After working a few years in the jihad 

media sector in America, he packed his bags and left 

for Yemen to help the mujahidin. This is an account 

of how he happily became a traitor to America and 

why he chose to make such a decision. 

fter my faith took a 
180-degreeturn, I 
knew I could no longer 
reside in America as 
a compliant citizen. 
My beliefs had turned 
me into a rebel of 
Washington's imperialism. My faith 

I\ and convictions gave me strength to 

lambast the greatest tyrant of our time. 
It angered and frustrated them, while 
it left me in a state of peace and joy. 
What they were doing and continue 
I _ll to do in the Muslim lands is what I felt, 

totally unacceptable to my religion. 
They installed and supported pawn 
regimes, sweet-talked them into deals, 
beefed up their military, all so that they 
could further their political goals of 
m establishing a modern day ubiquitous 

policing government that would 
include in its policy the containment 
of all Islamic resistances that work for 
a just Islamic order. Throughout this 
process to this day, they have freely 
raped the Islamic nation at will, robbed 

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what they pleased, and murdered for 
their 'democracy' while their donkey 
puppets went around capturing, killing 
and torturing those who have an ounce 
of willpower to defend their Islamic 

I decided to take up the pen and 
write out my thoughts and feelings 
regarding America's cowboy behavior 
in the Islamic lands. I knew that I had to 
stay under the guidelines of the laws 
regarding freedom of speech, but at 
the same time, I knew the real truth 
wouldn't be able to reach the masses 
unless and until I was above the law. 

I proceeded to travel to Yemen, 
the land of faith and wisdom. After 
spending some time in Sana'a as an 
English teacher, I made my move 
quietly. I praise Allah and laugh at 
the intelligence agencies that were 
watching me for all those years. Back 
in North Carolina, the FBI dispatched a 
spy on me who pretended to convert 


to Islam; I took this man's shahada 
and kept him under my wing. At one 
point, he broke his cover, revealing 
his true identity. There were quite 
a few other incidents of regular 
surveillance and even one where 
they set me up to rain blows on 
an agent who pretended to be a 
jerk that hated me for my online 
work. I knew I had to rush out of 
America before the FBI got me in for 
a flimsy excuse as they have done 
to individuals likeTariq Mehanna. 
Even when in Sana'a, I caught one of 
their agents spying on me near my 
hotel. As I left Sana'a, I was surprised 
that they all easily fell for my cover. 
Throughout my experience of 
traveling from America to Yemen, I 
was expecting to be stopped and 
detained. But the most trouble I went 
through - if it's even considered 
trouble - was that it took thirty 
minutes extra to get my boarding 
pass in North Carolina since, as the 
receptionist told me, I was being 
watched. It still surprises me when 
I reflect on it; I mean, I was quiet 
open about my beliefs online and it 
didn't take a rocket scientist to figure 
out that I was al Qaeda to the core. 
That proved to my soul that if Allah 
wants to protect you, no one has the 
power on earth to harm you. I was to 
learn that lesson continually in close 
encounters with death later on. 

I remember when I traveled from 
Sana'a, for what seemed like years, 

in a cartooneofthe bases of the 
mujahidin, the driver played this 
one nashid repeatedly. It was 'Sir 
ya bin Ladin'. I already knew of this 
nashid from before, but something 
had struck me at that moment. The 
nashid repeated lines pertaining to 
fighting the tyrants of the world for 
the purpose of giving victory to the 
Islamic nation. But it also reminded 
the listener that Shaykh Usama bin 
Ladin is the leader of this global fight. 
I looked out the window at the tall 
mud houses below the beautiful sky 
and closed my eyes as the wind blew 
through my hair. I took a deep breath 
to let it all out. At that moment, I 
realized that my entire life would 
be changed by this one decision 
of mines. I was about to officially 
become a traitor of the country 
I grew up in for most of my life. I 
thought about many of the possible 
effects it could have on my life; but 
whatever they were, I was ready for 
it. That's because I am an individual 
convinced that Islam's claim to power 
in the modern world is not going 
to be as easy as walking down a red 
carpet or driving through a green 
light. I am acutely aware that body 
parts have to be torn apart, skulls 
have to be crushed and blood has 
to be spilled in order for this to be a 
reality. Anyone who says otherwise 
is an individual who is not prepared 
to make sacrifices that heroes and 
champions make. 

As my eyes passed over the 
mysterious twirls of the sand dunes, 
I was reminded of the enigma of 
jihad in the contemporary world. It's 
just absolutely enthralling to know 
that guerrilla's can fight off global 
superpowers with the bare minimum 
resulting in great enemy losses, 
drainage of the enemy's economy 
and a rising popular support for the 

After some time passed in the 
company of the mujahidin, I quickly 
acknowledged that success does not 
rely upon the job you undertake from 
nine to five, nor does it rely upon the 
wealth that you have accumulated, 
nor does it rely upon how far you 
have taken your studies in college. 
All of these things are respectable, 
but by being with the mujahidin, it 
helped open my eyes that our reason 
in life has nothing to do with any of 
these things. The only thing in the 
entire world that matters to me, more 
than ever before, is the condition 
of my heart when I die. From our 
Islamic traditions, if the heart is 
tainted with greed, arrogance, 
haughtiness, niggardliness, and 
such, then entering Paradise will be a 
difficult task. So being in jihad makes 
me focus on my soul's wellbeing 
for the purpose of being accepted 
by the Lord of the Worlds since 
death surrounds jihad although 
the guarantee of death is not there. 
Straying from the focus only brings 
me destruction, even if I were to own 

half the world. That is my message to 
those who rule the Muslim lands. 

How could I become a traitor to 
myself by throwing away this holy 
odyssey? Living with myself would 
then be like a fish taken out of water. 
Thus, it only brought me gleeful tears 
and great joy to hear that America 
labels me a terrorist due to my love 
for correcting and straightening my 
soul out for the better. I have become 
a traitor for chasing after my love. 
What more evidence does one need 
that America and her allies hate 
Muslims who want to practice their 
religion to the very core? 

I would always laugh whenever the 
start of Ramadan would occur in 
America and the President would 
take a few minutes to articulate on 
how marvelous Islam is; almost as if 
he himself was to become Muslim. 
I would laugh because they would 
show this face in their country, and 
a different face in Iraq, Afghanistan, 
and Guantanamo Bay. After knowing 
what America has accomplished 
in the Islamic world, what Muslim 
wouldn't want to be a traitor? I 
seriously question the veracity of 
one's faith when they have to think 
twice on taking a stand against 
America whether it is directly or 
indirectly. The list is endless when 
it comes to the crimes they have 
perpetrated upon the Islamic world. 
The recent leak of a 92,000-page 
document on the American crimes 

and realities of the war in Afghanistan 
is really only a scratch upon the 
surface. America has a long history of 
massacring and subjugating Muslims 
and yet the American regime is still 
scratching its head on the question: 
why did Usama bin Ladin attack 
us? America, take a hint for once: 
maybe you did something. It should 
then come as no surprise that the 
Muslims in your midst - like Nidal 
Hassan, Faisal Shahzad, and others 
- became traitors of your state due 
to your conduct. If you don't want to 
spend the rest of your life worrying 
about preventing another attack, 
then take the advice of Wikileaks 
editor, Julian Assange:"lf U.S. forces 
are demoralized because they have 
been assassinating people without 
going through the judicial process 
or because they have been engaged 
in civilian casualties; if they are 
demoralized by that, they should 
change their behavior." 1 

With that said, my status 
as a traitor is not entirely 
a reaction to America's 
criminality. The core 
of my being is really based on 
religious convictions in the absence 
of politics. I began on this path as an 
Islamic activist who didn't believe in 
fighting any government since, as I 
had believed, taking on a standing 
army was impossible for Muslims 
today. I was already aware that the 
government's of the modern world 
1 Assange, J. (2010, August). Wikileaks. 
BBC World News. 

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were not particularly happy about 
a shari'ah-based state that would 
have jihad as a part of its foreign 
policy. However, that didn't stop 
me from believing in my general 
Islamic obligation of working for the 
establishment of an Islamic State. 
The ninth verse of §urah as-§aff was 
my inspiration: {It is He who sent 
His Messenger with guidance and 
the religion of truth to manifest it 
over all religion, although those 
who associate others with Allah 
may hate it}. The way I understood 
this verse was that Muhammad ^ 
was sent with the mission of bringing 
Islam to the world; not for it to only 
remain in the homes and mosques, 
but to have it as a working system of 
government that would shape entire 
societies based on the guidelines of 
Qur'an and Sunnah. 

When my views changed regarding 
the obligation of jihad in this age 
- that it will remain individually 
obligatory (fard *ayn) upon all 
the Muslims of the world until all 
of our lands are recaptured from 
the occupiers - through a purely 
intellectual conviction from the 
religious texts (as opposed to pure 
hatred of American foreign policy), I 
knew at that point that my religion 
required me to fight America and 
her allies as Islam doesn't shy from 
stating who is the occupier. I didn't 
require sitting with any esteemed 
scholar to confirm this as the Islamic 

evidences supporting this position 
have remained irrefutable ever 
since the fatawa of Shaykh Abdullah 
Azzam became widespread; and as 
for many of those whom I tested, 
I saw fear and denial in their faces 
because, quite simply, the truth hurts 
as it requires our sacrifice to make it 

I am a traitor to America because 
my religion requires me to be 
one, {although those who 
associate others with Allah 
may hate it}. I am terrifically proud 
to be a part of such a religion and 
what Muslim wouldn't? Islam has 
the answer to life's problems and it 
is what bonds humanity together 
for the good. The annual hajj is just 
one example of that. Islam requires 
its domination and after eighty plus 
years of living in a post-Caliphate 
world, I would think that it's about 
time Muslims came together to 
tear down the obstacles. The most 
important of these obstacles today 
is obviously America. It is America 
who has her military and intelligence 
bases spread throughout our lands 
in order to help protect their client 
governments from Muslims who 
work for Islam's establishment. It is 
America who has killed millions of 
Muslims around the world and is 
able to get away with it wearing a 
tuxedo. In the case of the oppressive 
state of Israel, it wouldn't be what it is 
today without heavy U.S. military and 

financial backing. 

A traitor can either be praiseworthy 
or despicable. The good and bad are 
defined by a certain political agenda 
in the eyes of someone. A traitor of 
Islam however only gains a loss of 
both worlds; the type of traitor that 
America prefers working with. The 
beauty of Islam has taught me that 
nobility is in the perpetuation of 
victorious principles and humiliation 
is in the inability to hold on to 
righteousness. Righteousness is not 
that you turn your face to the East 
or West, but that your belief in Allah 
remains unwavering no matter the 

Therefore, I am proud to be a traitor 
in America's eyes just as much as I 
am proud to be a Muslim; and I take 
this opportunity to accentuate my 
oath of allegiance (baiyah) and the 
mujahidin of the Arabian Peninsula's 
baiyah to the ferocious lion, the 
champion of jihad, the humble 
servant of God, my beloved Shaykh, 
Usama bin Ladin, may Allah protect 
him. Verily, he is the man that has 
shook the thrones of the tyrants of 
the world. We pledge to wage jihad 
for the rest of our lives until either 
we implant Islam all over the world 
or meet our Lord as bearers of Islam. 
And how reputable, adventurous 
and pleasurable is such a life 
compared to those who remain 
sitting, working from nine to five? D 

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Open Source Jihad I I 

In this section: 

The ultimate mowing machine 

Tips for our brothers in the United S r TP 

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Open Source Jihad 

open I'opanl source |sors| ji*had |jihad| 
A resource manual for those who loathe the ty- 
rants; includes bomb making techniques, security 
measures, guerrilla tactics, weapons training and 
all other jihad related activities. 

• informal A disaster for the repressive imperialis- 
tic nations: The open source jihad is America 's 
worst nightmare. 

• It allows Muslims to train at home instead of risk- 
ing a dangerous travel abroad: Look no further, the 
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complacent in some of the worst forms of 
1 terrorism our Muslim nation has been subjected 
to. Millions of Muslim lives have been lost to 
American brutality. It is about time Muslims wake up and 
payback America what is due to it. 

In this section, the OSJ, we give our readers suggestions 
on how to wage their individual jihad. Here is one idea 
of how an individual Muslim may do so. It is a simple 
idea and there is not much involved in its preparation. 
All what is needed is the willingness to give one's life for 

he implementation of details 
of this operation should 
be subject to the security 

The idea is to use a pickup truck as a 
mowing machine, not to mow grass 
but mow down the enemies of Allah. 

You would need a 4WD pickup truck. 
The stronger the better. You would 
then need to weld on steel blades 
on the front end of the truck. These 
could be a set of butcher blades or 
thick sheets of steel. They do not 
need to be extra sharp because with 
the speed of the truck at the time of 
impact, even a blunter edge would 
slice through bone very easily. You 
may raise the level of the blades as 
high as the headlights. That would 
make the blades strike your targets at 
the torso level or higher. 

Pick your location and timing 
carefully. Go for the most crowed 
locations. Narrower spots are also 
better because it gives less chance 
for the people to run away. Avoid 
locations where other vehicles may 


ult to get away 

To achieve maximum carnage, you 
need to pick up as much speed as 
you can while still retaining good 
control of your vehicle in order to 
maximize your inertia and be able 
to strike as many people as possible 
in your first run. Keep in mind that 
as soon as people realize what you 
are up to, they would scatter and run 
in every direction looking for cover. 
They would look for areas where the 
vehicle cannot reach them. Therefore, 
it is important to study your path of 
operation beforehand. 

The ideal location is a place where 
there are a maximum number 
of pedestrians and the least 
number of vehicles. In fact if you 
can get through to "pedestrian 
only" locations that exist in some 
downtown (city center) areas, that 
would be fabulous. There are some 
places that are closed down for 
vehicles at certain times due to the 
swarms of people. 

If you have access to firearms, carry 
them with you so that you may use 
them to finish off your work if your 
vehicle gets grounded during the 

After such an attack, we believe it 

Hence, it should be considered a 
martyrdom operation. It's a one-way 
road. You keep on fighting until you 
achieve martyrdom. You start out 
your day in this world, and by the end 
of it, you are with Allah. 

This idea could be implemented in 
countries like Israel, the U.S., Britain, 
Canada, Australia, France, Germany, 
Denmark, Holland and other 
countries where the government and 
public sentiment is in support of the 
Israeli occupation of Palestine, the 
American invasion of Afghanistan 
and Iraq or countries that had a 
prominent role in the defamation of 
Muhammad 5^. In such countries 
we may strike at the public at large. 
As long as they target our non- 
combatants, we will target theirs. 

This is one of many ways to 
implement this idea. You may modify 
it and add or subtract to it according 
to what is suitable for your particular 

If Allah guides your heart to such a 
great operation please leave behind 
a note. Tell the world why you did it. 

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Forget about the constitution, forget about your rights, and forget about the law. If the authorities 
suspect you, they will take you in on real charges or trumped up ones, it doesn't matter. America 
cares less about the law when it comes to Muslims. Therefore don't get them suspicious in the first 
place. Here are some tips: 

• Beware of informants: If the Feds suspect you are up to something, they may try to set you up 
through an informant. There were quite a few brothers who were arrested using this method. The 
Fort Dix brothers were set up by an informant. Najibullah Zazi, and the three brothers in New York: 
Mahmud Faruq Brent, Rafiq Abdus Sabir, Abdulrahman Farhane, were all sold out by brothers who 
ended up collaborating with the authorities. 

Learn your lesson: beware of individuals who are unknown to you and do not put your trust in those 
who pose as mujahidin. 

• Do not attempt to travel overseas to join the mujahidin in an overt matter. In November 2009, five 
brothers from Virginia were arrested in Pakistan for attempting to join al Qaeda. Brother Zachary 
Adam Chesser is also accused of attempting to travel to Somalia. Therefore we strongly encourage 
our brothers to fight jihad on U.S. soil. In fact even if traveling to join the fronts of jihad was acces- 
sible and easy, we would still encourage them to perform operations in the West. To kill a snake, 
strike its head. 

For those planning on executing operations: 

• Take extra care and precautions when using electronic media. The Internet and mobile phones 
greatly facilitate communication for the mujahidin. The Internet has allowed for the spread of the 
jihadi doctrine and played a role in guiding many towards the truth. Mobile phones have also been 
used extensively by mujahidin for day-to-day communications. But for those living in the West, the 
brothers need to be extra cautious. The rules concerning surveillance in the West have been relaxed 
when it comes to monitoring Muslims and you could be arrested for the least suspicion. Therefore we 
advise our brothers to eliminate their using of the Internet and mobile phone except for non-jihadi 
related communication. If it is necessary for the work to use the mobile phone or internet, then use it 
with proper security measures such as using a coded language that would not raise suspicion or 
using encryption software from a terminal that cannot be traced back to you. 

• If you are clean stay clean. Avoid contact with jihadi minded individuals. Do not visit jihadi web- 
sites. Do not keep in your possession any suspicious material. 

• Have a convincing cover story for anything suspicious. The story needs to be good 
enough to convince a jury if you ever get that far. 


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• Take your time. No rush. A successful operation in 6 months time or even a year or more is 
quite better than a rushed botched attempt that winds you up behind bars. Case out your tar- 
gets. Think it out. Contemplate your best options. Look for the maximum effect. If you think 
you are under watch, disclose your thoughts to nobody. 

• Whenever possible try to get the information you need from websites that are non-Islamic 
or are not related to jihad. For example you may visit sites that report on the mujahidin and 
cover their material such as SITE intelligence group or Memri. 

Different options for operations 

The Firearm Operation: Nidal Hassan and Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad. It's the least sus- 
picious if you already own a firearm. For this choose the best location. A random hit at a crowd- 
ed restaurant in Washington DC at lunch hour for example might end up knocking out a few 
government employees. Targeting such employees is paramount and the location would also 
give the operation additional media attention. 

The advantages of the random shooting line of operations: 

o No one else is involved. The idea doesn't leave the mind of the mujahid. This eliminates the 
chances of the Feds catching wind of what's going to happen. 

o Demands the least preparation. All what is needed is the weapon, the ammunition, and sur- 
veillance of the site, 
o The fastest operation to perform. Other operations may need more time to prepare. 

If you have access to welding equipment, the operation of "The ultimate mowing machine" 
would be another simple and effective operation. The advantages of this one: 
o This method has not been used before. 

o It would cause chaos and trauma among the public. The "terrorizing" element here is great. 
With blades welded to the truck and slashing out at the enemies of Allah at high speed, you 
can imagine the scene after such an operation! 
o It is a simple operation with great results. 

o With the exception of the welding part, the authorities would have no way of figuring out 
what you are up to. Owning a truck is by no means an indication of terrorist intent. When you 
get to the welding part, do it fast so as to not give the authorities a chance to botch the opera- 
tion. Do the welding right before you take off. 

Another option for the individual jihad is the idea we proposed in "Make a bomb in the kitch- 
en of your mom". The pressurized cooker should be placed in crowded areas and left to blow 








up. More than one of these could be planted to explode at the same time. However, keep in 
mind that the range of the shrapnel in this operation is short range so the pressurized cooker 
or pipe should be placed close to the intended targets and should not be concealed from 
them by barriers such as walls. 

These are some of our suggestions. The best operation however is the one where you come up 
with an innovative idea that the authorities have not yet turned their attention to, and that 
leads to maximum casualties or - equally important - maximum economic losses. Also those 
brothers of ours who have specialized expertise and those who work in sensitive locations that 
would offer them unique opportunities to wreak havoc on the enemies of Allah should take ad- 
vantage of their skills. 

For those mujahid brothers with degrees in microbiology or chemistry lays the greatest oppor- 
tunity and responsibility. For such brothers we encourage them to develop a weapon of mass 
destruction, i.e., an effective poison with the proper method of delivery. 

Poisonous gases such as nerve gas are not out of reach for the chemist and require simple 
equipment. A microbiologist would be capable of developing the most effective strains of 
Clostridium botulinum and thus develop the most lethal toxin of all: botulin. An effective botu- 
lin attack administered properly could lead to hundreds if not thousands of casualties. 

For such brothers we would ask them to take the utmost security precautions and take their 
time even if that means years. Such an operation is worth the wait. 

Brothers with less experience in the fields of microbiology or chemistry as long as they posses 
basic scientific knowledge would be able to develop other poisons such as ricin or cyanide. 

Due to the extreme importance of moving the war with America over to the next stage, the 
stage of weapons of mass destruction, we will In Sha' Allah cover such topics in more detail in 
our upcoming issues. Until then may Allah protect you all and guide you to what is best for 
you in this life and the afterlife. 














Terrorist eXtta! 

It is entirely up to you on how to establish communication 
between contacts 


the previous issue, we discussed in-depth 
the main function of Asrar al-Mujahideen 2.0, 
namely its communication methods through 
the use of encryption. Here, we will be 
touching on some of the extra functions of the program 
that you can find useful. We will talk about encrypting and 
decrypting files on your computer. Afterwards, we will 
discuss the File Shredder process. 

Before we start talking about that, it is important to note 
that getting caught from the intelligence services for using 
this program will most likely end you up in prison. So we 
have explained how to use the program, but it is entirely 
up to you on how to establish communication between 
contacts without being obvious to the intelligence services 
that you are using this program. It will take research and 
exploration on your part in order to devise a well-thought 
out plan to keep every identity safe. 

Let's say you have a Word Document on your computer 
that you don't want any prying eyes to see. You could just 
use the hidden feature available on the system or bury the 
file somewhere in some system file, but it's still possible 
that someone can find it if he searches hard enough. For 
law enforcement agencies however, finding files isn't 
much of an issue. They have programs exclusive to their 
departments that can seek out what they are looking for 
based on both the file name and its contents. In order to 
have some peace of mind, the encryption method would 
be the best alternative to take. 

Towards the bottom of Figure 1 .0, you will see a series of 
tabs. The first of them is 'Select File to Encrypt'. This is what 

we want. What will happen in this process of encryption 
is that a copy of your file will be made and converted 
into an unreadable format, leaving the original intact. In 
order to get rid of the original, place a check in 'Shred Out 
Original File' towards the bottom. 

Next, click the yellow folder to the right to select your file. 
When you click open, you will see the path bar filled in. If 
not, try again. 

Next, you will choose your Pub/Privkey and click the 
large red arrow. Then you will choose the one which will 
be able to see your encrypted file and click the large blue 

Afterwards click'Encrypt File' towards the top left of the 
menu. You should get a message saying that the file was 
encrypted successfully. You should then see a file that 
ends with .enc in the same place your original file is. If you 
get an error saying 'No mail box specified', then it means 
you haven't properly chosen either the Local or Remote 
User (i.e., the blue and red arrows). 

Decrypting the file you made is the same process as 
above. In the main window, you will click on the tab on 
the bottom 'Select File to Decrypt'. Click the yellow folder 
to select your file then click'Decrypt File' at the top left in 
the menu. You will be asked for your password. Type it in 
and click OK. Once that's finished, depending on the size 
of the file, it will take some time to decrypt. You should 
then get a message saying that the file was decrypted 
successfully. In the same folder where your encrypted 
file is, a new folder will be automatically created called 

'Decrypted'. In it you will find your 


Many intelligence officers are able 
to find deleted files on a hard drive 
through the use of specially made 
programs. For instance, let's say a 
person deleted a file and formatted 
their computer. After a few years, 
the hard drive falls into the hands 
of the intelligence agency. Through 
their programs, there's a high 
possibility of them recovering that 
file. The Asrar program has a feature 
for permanently deleting your files, 
making it harder for the enemy to 
retrieve them. 

Click on 'File Shredder' on the left 

From here, the process is simple. 
In Figure 1 .3 you will see three 
columns. Starting from the left, the 
first column shows the root folders 
and disks of your computer. You 
will select the folder in which your 
file is located from here. Once you 
select the folder, the second column 
displays all the files in that folder. To 
delete the file, simply click on it, drag 
it into the third column and click 
the 'Shred Files' button towards the 

There are many programs that can 
do the same. If you ever come across 
them, you will find options such 
as wiping three times over, seven 
times over and so on. This just means 
that the process of deletion will be 
repeated that many times. The more 
times it is wiped over, the safer is 
your hard drive from prying eyes. The 
minimum wipe times you should use 

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« Do you think... » 

In the Qur'an, Allah directs the ques- 
tion: {Do you think?} Or the state- 
ment: {Never think...} This sometimes 
was directed to the Messenger of 
Allah ^ sometimes directed to the 
disbelievers and sometimes to the 
hypocrites or disbelievers. In this 
article we will commentate on these 
verses. We begin with the verses di- 
rected at the Messenger of Allah ^ 
and the believers. 

Allah 3fe says: {And never think of 
those who have been killed in the 
cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they 
are alive with their Lord, receiv- 
ing provision. Rejoicing in what 
Allah has bestowed upon them of 
His bounty, and they receive good 
tidings about those [to be mar- 
tyred] after them who have not yet 
joined them - that there will be no 
fear concerning them, nor will they 
grieve. They receive good tidings of 
favor from Allah and bounty and [of 
the fact] that Allah does not allow 
the reward of believers to be lost} 

Allah says they were "killed" so He 
approved their apparent death. But 
Allah says that the actual aspects of 
death do not apply to them. Thus, 
even though their bodies are dead 
their souls are alive. The life of their 
souls is beyond the mere conscious- 
ness that all souls, Muslim or non- 
Muslim, poses after death. Allah says 
they are with their Lord and they 
are being provided by Him. These 
two qualities are the forms of plea- 
sure that are granted by Allah to the 
martyrs. They loved Allah during their 
life on this earth so their souls were 
granted the great honor of being in 

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the presence of Allah. 

Allah says they rejoice because of 
what He has granted them. They 
also rejoice in the news they receive 
about their brothers who are still liv- 
ing but would eventually join them 
as martyrs. This proves that Allah 
reveals to the souls of these martyrs 
part of the knowledge of the unseen 
by giving them the glad news regard- 
ing the people whom they knew who 
would be granted martyrdom. They 
rejoice in this news for two reasons: 
The first: Their brothers would be 
granted martyrdom. The second: That 
they will continue fighting the ene- 
mies of Allah. They would also rejoice 
when they come to see what Allah 
has rewarded them with and see that 
their efforts were not wasted: {Allah 
does not allow the reward of believ- 
ers to be lost}. 

There is evidence in this verse that 
the martyrs are given the knowledge 
of the future outcome of the life of 
their loved ones and the ones who 
are of concern to them. 

Allah 3ft says: {And never think that 
those who rejoice in what they have 
perpetrated and like to be praised 
for what they did not do - never 
think them [to be] in safety from the 
punishment, and for them is a pain- 
ful punishment} [al-lmran: 188]. 

The People of the Book changed the 
book of Allah and called their people 
to it. They deceived the masses in the 
name of Allah and then they wanted 
to be praised for their falsehood and 
they were proud in taking credit for 
their false actions. 

The other interpretation is that this 
verse is talking about the hypocrites 
who stay behind the Messenger of 
Allah ^jr when he goes out to jihad. 
When the Messenger of Allah ^ 
returns, they rush to him and give 
excuses for their staying behind and 
they want to be counted as having 
the intention of jihad. 

Allah 3fe says: {And never think that 
Allah is unaware of what the wrong- 
doers do. He only delays them [i.e., 
their account] for a Day when eyes 
will stare [in horror]. Racing ahead, 
their heads raised up, their glance 
does not come back to them, and 
their hearts are void} [Ibrahim: 43]. 

In this verse Allah reminds us that the 
deeds of the oppressors and wrong- 
doers will not go unanswered. The 
one who does not believe in a day of 
reckoning may wonder: how come 
there is so much evil in the world? He 
may ask: why do the tyrants and op- 
pressors get away with their wrong- 
doing? The believer may also forget 
that these wrongdoers are going to 
face Allah. Thus in this verse, Allah 
reminds us that the evil doers will 
be humiliated on the last day. Allah 
says that He is delaying them to a day 
when the eyes of all creation, includ- 
ing the transgressors, will stare in 
horror. Allah says they will race ahead 
with their heads raised up, staring up 
at the horrors of the Day of Judg- 
ment. Allah then gives a telling and 
unique description to the hearts of 
these people. He says their hearts are 
void. The terror is so great for them 
on that day that their hearts fail them 
and become empty. 

Allah 3fe says: {So never think that 
Allah will fail in His promise to His 
messengers. Indeed, Allah is Exalted 
in Might and Owner of Retribution} 

[Ibrahim: 47]. 

This verse is directed to Muhammad 
gt. Even though the plural "messen- 
gers" was used, it is Muhammad ^ 
who is intended. That is because the 
promise of Allah to the messengers 
has already passed and was fulfilled. 
Allah is comforting His Messenger by 
reminding him that Allah's promises 
of victory for His Messenger in this 
world and the ultimate and infinite 

you will enter Paradise while such 
[trial] has not yet come to you 
as came to those who passed on 
before you? They were touched by 
poverty and hardship and were 
shaken until [even their] messenger 
and those who believed with him 
said, "When is the help of Allah?" 
Unquestionably, the help of Allah is 
near} [al-Baqarah: 214] 

In this verse, Allah is teaching this 
Muslim nation an important law of 
life: If you are a follower of the truth, 
you will be tested. This is an essential 
lesson of history that the new Muslim 
ummah had to learn. The followers 

some Muslims have doubts in victory. 
But the true believers believe in the 
promise of Allah. However, they un- 
derstand that victory does not come 
until the ummah goes through trials 
that separate the believers from the 

Allah W? says: {Or do you think that 
you will enter Paradise while Allah 
has not yet made evident those 
of you who fight in His cause and 
made evident those who are stead- 
fast?} [al-lmran: 142] 

After the battle of Uhud, Allah 
revealed these verses from §urah 

Today the Muslims are going through trials similar to an earthquake and some Muslims have doubts 
in victory. But the true believers believe in the promise of Allah. However they understand that victory 
does not come until the ummah goes through trials that separate the believers from the hypocrites. 

pleasure in the afterlife will be ful- 

Allah 3fe says: {Never think that the 
disbelievers are causing failure [to 
Allah] upon the earth. Their refuge 
will be the Fire - and how wretched 
the destination} [an-Nur: 57]. 

In the verse before this, Allah prom- 
ised the believers that their fear will 
be replaced by security and that 
Allah will give them victory in this 
world. This verse was revealed at a 
time when the believers were weak 
and their enemies were strong and 
had the upper hand. At such times, 
when the believers felt surrounded 
by their enemy, when the enemy 
was stronger than them in numbers 
and weaponry and when the enemy 
seemed to be in control of the land, 
at times like these, Allah tells the be- 
lievers that no matter how strong the 
enemy is, no matter how much they 
appear to be in control of the earth, 
there is no place for them on the en- 
tire planet to escape from Allah. Allah 
is the one who controls the affairs of 
the heavens and earth and these dis- 
believers have nowhere to run away 
from Allah and in the Hereafter their 
abode is Hell. 

Allah 3fe says: {Or do you think that 

of Muhammad §t were new to the 
truth and the Qur'an was teach- 
ing them rules and laws that apply 
to them just as they applied to the 
followers of every prophet before 
Muhammad gfc. One of these laws of 
Allah is that you will not enter Para- 
dise until you are tested with poverty 
or hardship. Allah states that the trials 
the followers of the prophets went 
through reached to the extent that 
they were "shaken". The Arabic word 
translated here as shaken means: 
moving something from its place 
violently. It can also mean earth- 
quake, horror or adversity. What is 
meant in the verse is that the way of 
life of the followers of the prophets 
were changed and shaken by the 
trials. The trials reached to the point 
that the prophets asked: When is the 
victory of Allah? The question by the 
prophets should not be understood 
to mean that the prophets were 
doubting the promise of Allah to give 
them victory. What it means is that 
the prophets of Allah were wonder- 
ing when will the promise of Allah of 
victory be fulfilled. Allah responded 
to them, and to the Muslim ummah 
by saying that the victory of Allah is 

Today the Muslims are going through 
trials similar to an earthquake and 

al-lmran. The Muslims lost the battle 
and seventy of them were killed 
including the uncle of the Messenger 
of Allah ^.This came a year after 
the resounding victory of Badr. In 
this verse, Allah teaches the Muslims 
that they must go through two tests: 
Jihad and patience. To enter Paradise 
you must go through Jihad and be 
patient on the trials which would face 
you on your journey towards Allah. 
The two trials of Jihad and patience 
are related because Jihad in itself 
depends on patience and this shows 
us the importance of the great virtue 
of patience. 

Allah 3fe says: {Do you think that 
you will be left [as you are] while 
Allah has not yet made evident 
those among you who strive [for 
His cause] and do not take other 
than Allah, His Messenger and the 
believers as intimates? And Allah is 
Acquainted with what you do} [at- 

This verse illustrates the importance 
of wala' and bara\ Al-Wala' is loyalty 
towards the believers and bara } is 
disavowal of the disbelievers. Allah 
says that every Muslim will be tested 
for his loyalty. A believer will not 
be left to claim belief without that 

belief being verified and part of that 

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verification is by testing where does 
the loyalty of the believer lie. In every 
time and age there will be believ- 
ers and disbelievers. In the time of 
the Messenger of Allah 5^, loyalty 
to Allah and His Messenger and the 
believers was by being a soldier of 
Muhammad's §t and failing that 
test was in having loyalty towards 
theQuraish or the Jews. Today loyalty 
of Allah and His Messenger and the 
believers is manifested in defending 
Islam and the Muslims and failure 
in that test is having ones loyalty 
towards America and its allies and 
the agents of America - the rulers of 
the Muslim world. Those who do not 
disavow the rulers have not practiced 
the ^aqfdah of wala' and bara\ Allah 
closes the verse by saying: {and Allah 
is acquainted with what you do}. 

Allah 36= says: {Do the people think 
that they will be left to say, "We 
believe" and they will not be tried? 
But We have certainly tried those 
before them, and Allah will surely 
make evident those who are truth- 
ful, and He will surely make evident 
the liars} [al-^Ankabut: 2-3] 

Belief is not a claim to be made 
without it being verified. There are 
consequences for proclaiming La 
ilaha ilia Allah. A Muslim is tested 
through trials of life that show his 
steadfastness. Allah says that the 
nations before you went through the 
test and you must go through it too. 
Allah says that he will make evident 
those who are truthful and those 
who are not. For those who turned 
out to be liars in their claims of faith, 
this does not necessarily mean that 
they were claiming faith outwardly 
and inwardly they were disbelievers. 
Rather, it means that even though 
they did believe, their belief was so 
weak it was not able to withstand 
the trials and tests of life. It means 
that they did believe in Allah but 
they valued other things in life more 
than Allah and they put these things 
ahead of Allah. On the other hand, 
the ones who turned out to be truth- 
ful were the ones who were steadfast 
in their faith until the end. They were 

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the ones who loved Allah more than 
everything else and they never put 
anything ahead of Him. They were 
the ones who understood that their 
life on this earth is a test and that 
they were created to worship Allah 

Allah 3ft says: {Or do those who do 
evil deeds think they can outrun 
[i.e., escape] Us? Evil is what they 
judge} [al-^Ankabut: 4]. 

The disbelievers may succeed in win- 
ning against the believers in a battle, 
they may succeed in causing them 
hardship, or they may have authority 
and control to the extent that they 
believe they may defeat the truth. 
But they are mistaken. No matter 
how strong the disbelievers are, no 
matter how much control over the 
land they have, no matter how many 
battles they win against the follow- 
ers of the truth, there is nowhere for 
them to go. They have no escape. 
And if they believe that they have a 
safe haven that would protect them 
from divine justice, they are wrong. 

Allah m says: {Or do those who 
commit evils think We will make 
them like those who have believed 
and done righteous deeds - [make 
them] equal in their life and their 
death? Evil is that which they judge 
[i.e., assume]} [al-Jathiyah: 21]. 

The believers are not equal to the dis- 
believers in this world and the After- 
life. In this life the believers are living 
their life in the worship of Allah. They 
are seeking His pleasure. They strive 
for good and avoid evil. They fight for 
good and battle the whispers of the 
Devil. On the other hand, the disbe- 
lievers are living for the fulfillment of 
their carnal desires. They are slaves to 
the Devil. So how can the believers 
be equated to the disbelievers? They 
are not equal in this life and their 
situation in the Afterlife must also be 

In the Afterlife the believers will enjoy 
the pleasure of Paradise in the care of 
their Lord. The disbelievers will be in 

Hellfire suffering the consequences 
of their disbelief and evil deeds. 

Allah 3fe says: {Or do those in whose 
hearts is disease think that Allah 
would never expose their [feelings 
of] hatred? And if We willed, We 
could show them to you, and you 
would know them by their mark; 
but you will surely know them by 
the tone of [their] speech. And 
Allah knows your deeds. And We 
will surely test you until We make 
evident those who strive among 
you [for the cause of Allah] and the 
patient, and We will test your affairs} 
[Muhammad: 29 -31] 

Allah threatens the hypocrites who 
used to plot against the Messenger of 
Allah ^ that He would expose their 
evil plans. The definition of hypocrisy 
is professing Islam and hiding disbe- 
lief. The hypocrites in the time of the 
Messenger of Allah 5^ used to strive 
to keep their disbelief secret. Allah is 
telling them that the secret plots they 
used to work hard on concealing 
could be exposed to His Messenger if 
Allah willed. 

Allah says to His Messenger j^Z that 
if He willed he could have exposed 
the hypocrites to the him g£ one- 
by-one, and Allah did reveal to His 
Messenger 5^ the names of some 
of the hypocrites. And then Allah 
says that even if He doesn't mention 
them by name, the Messenger of Al- 
lah 5^ would be able to distinguish 
their hypocrisy from their words. The 
speech of the hypocrites exposes 
them because it reveals some of the 
thoughts which they hide. 

Today hypocrisy reveals itself in the 
words of support of America and its 
stooges in the Muslim world. It re- 
veals itself in servitude to the corrupt 
rulers of today. Hypocrisy shows itself 
in the betrayal of the mujahidin who 
are defending the ummah today and 
shows of loyalty to the enemies of 
the ummah. 



This is a message to the non-Muslims 
of the world. I wish to echo this mes- 
sage in every building, slum, desert, 
house, media outlet and corner 
street. I am not calling you to a race, 
ideology, or country. Instead, I am 
calling you to something that has no 
boundaries in this world. I am calling 
you all to the eternal light of Islam. 

It is the same God that Abraham 
humbled himself to which I am call- 
ing all of you. It is the same call that 
all the Prophets called to: "Worship 
Allah and reject disbelief". Verily, 
there is none worthy of worship 
except Allah alone and Muhammad 
is His final Messenger. To Him alone 
belongs the dominion of the heav- 
ens and the earth and there is not a 
soul that has a share in His Magnifi- 
cence. He is Allah; He is not in need of 
anything but everything depends on 
Him. There is none like Him as He is 
above everything. 

If you choose to accept this call, with 
Allah's mercy you will taste the beau- 
ty of Islam and enjoy life to its maxi- 
mum even if you were the poorest 
person under the sky. That's because 
you will live Islam in every action of 
yours and live with the knowledge 
that Allah has preserved a remark- 
able gift for you in Paradise. You will 
find that following the lifestyle of 
Prophet Muhammad 5^ will become 
your occupation as it will be the cool- 
ness of your eyes. Islam will teach you 
that every ism, including materialism, 
is a mere creation of Allah and that it 
will perish. But Allah will never perish. 

As a Muslim, your life will begin 
to revolve around the daily prayer 
which is to be established five times. 

The prayer is a re-connection from 
the spiritual avenues of your heart 
to Allah directly. If performed cor- 
rectly, you will feel a change in your 
spiritual station. In our materialistic 
world of globalization, it's easy to 
forget Allah. So the prayer is a chance 
to repent, mend your ways, build on 
your weaknesses, cleanse your heart, 
and dampen your soul in the remem- 
brance of Allah. 

You will also begin to realize that 
your wealth is nothing but a test 
from Allah. The annual zakat requires 
a Muslim to give 2.5% of their wealth 
from the previous year's earnings to 
charity. Wealth can be both trouble- 
some and a blessing. If abused, every 
penny will be counted against you 
on the Day of Judgment. If used for 
good causes, it will elevate your sta- 
tus in Allah's eyes. You will also come 
to the realization that you will have 
a bank in the hereafter. This bank 
however has no paper money, coins 
or gold. Rather, it is a bank of deeds. If 
your good deeds outweigh your evil 
sins, you will find nothing but felic- 
ity from Allah. You add to your deeds 
from this world by doing all sorts of 
acts of worship prescribed and ex- 
plained by Islam. The one who rushes 
to fill his bank of good deeds in this 
world will be the one who will find 
ease entering Paradise in the next, by 
the permission and kindness of Allah. 

Through Islam you will find a return 
to your inner self and natural being. 
Every year in the month of Ramadan, 
the Muslim is required to fast for 
a full month. Each day he will fast 
from dawn to dusk and break his fast 
with light food. Throughout the day, 
he makes an extra attempt to stay 

away from all sorts of sins - whether 
it be from the tongue, heart, private 
parts etc. - and he does his best to 
busy himself in all different types 
of worship whether it be reading 
the Qur'an, repeating Allah's name, 
visiting the sick, giving to the poor, 
doing additional prayers, cleaning 
the mosque, using his time with 
friends and family to talk on Islamic 
affairs, spreading Islam to others or 
even smiling. In the night, he stands 
up in prayer and recites the beautiful 
verses of the Qur'an to strengthen his 
faith, conviction, wisdom and char- 

Finally the hajj is what the Mus- 
lim performs once in his lifetime. 
The Muslim travels to Makkah and 
performs the prescribed acts of wor- 
ship there. This time is to be spent in 
changing your habits and lifestyle for 
the better. 

Finally, the one who rejects Islam will 
have to face the consequences of his 
disbelief on the Day of Judgment. 
The day where the hair of a child will 
turn grey and the pregnant woman 
will drop her load due to the great 
terror felt on that day. Those who die 
as practicing Muslims, and not die 
in a state of sin, will be of those that 
are the successful. Those who chase 
after the life of this world will feel its 
poisonous pangs in the hereafter: a 
punishing fire that tortures people 
eternally in the most ferocious of 
ways. Those who chase after the life 
of the next will experience pleasures 
that no eye has ever seen, no ear has 
ever heard, and no mind has ever 
thought of: an eternal life of delight 
and happiness, empty of troubles 
and difficulties. D 

Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki 

Allah m says 1 : 

{Gardens of perpetual residence; 
they will enter them with whoever 
were righteous among their fathers, 
their spouses and their descen- 
dants. And the angels will enter 
upon them from every gate, [say- 
ing], "Peace [i.e., security] be upon 
you for what you patiently endured. 
And excellent is the final home} [ar- 
Ra % d: 23-24]. 

Jannah is different from dunya in four 

1 This world is temporary and akhira 
is permanent. Allah says about dunya: 
[mata x al ghuroor]. And Allah says 
about Jannah: {the afterlife is better 
and everlasting}. 

2 There's a difference in quantity. 

3 There's a different in quality. 

4 Everything in dunya is contaminat- 
ed and everything in akhira is pure. 

Dunya is temporary and akhira is 
permanent. How long are you go- 
ing to live in dunya 1 . I was watching 
the news strip on al-Jazeera and it 
said the oldest man in the world has 
passed away in Japan at the age of 
one hundred and fourteen. That's the 
oldest. One hundred and fourteen. 
How long will you live in akhira 1 . 
Infinity. Now if we want to make a 
ratio of dunya to akhira, what do you 

1 The following is a transcript taken from 
Shaykh Anwar's series on Mashari al-Ashwaq 
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do to make a ratio? You divide dunya 
on akhira. So 1 14 divided by infin- 
ity, what's the answer? Math tells 
us that it's zero. Nothing. There isn't 
even a ratio! But Rasulullah ^ was 
more generous than that. He said, 
"if this world was worth the wing of a 
mosquito..." but then you can notice 
that Rasulullah j|fc said one wing so 
the mosquito can't even fly! He didn't 
even say two wings. So dunya is noth- 
ing. Worthless. 

In Paradise, everything is clean. 
Everything is pure. There's no call to 
nature or sweating. Our bodies will 
come in a different form. Life therein 
is infinite. There's no time pressure. 
The people of Paradise are free to do 
what they like, whenever they like 
and for as long as they like. One of 
them could recline on his throne for 
forty years talking to his wife. 

Subhan'Allah, when you think of this 
concept of time, because there's 
no time limit in akhira - since it's 
infinite, eternal - if you come out of 
your mansion for example and see 
a flower that you like, you could sit 
there for ten years watching it! You 
don't have any appointments! You 
don't have any work to do! You could 
sit there for a hundred years if you 
want. There's no time pressure what- 
soever, so it's quite a difficult concept 
to think about. And when you carry 

it further, you can even think about 
things like spending an entire year 
with Muhammad gfc; he would give 
you that time. If you want for exam- 
ple, you were reading in history and 
there were somethings you wanted 
to clarify about Umar bin al-Khattab, 
you can go and meet him and spend 
an entire month with him to discuss 
what happened. There's no time 
pressure, so there's no reason that 
this offer would be turned down. 
If they are busy for the first billion 
years, you can meet them after that. 

There's no time pressure whatsoever 
and that's why Ibn al-Qayyim men- 
tioned somethings about jannah say- 
ing that a man would sleep with his 
wife for eighty years! He mentioned 
that it's in a hadlth but it might be 
a weak hadlth; but all these things 
are possible because there's no time 
pressure whatsoever; you're free to 
do whatever you want. You are given 
four rivers, you can then go and 
spend an entire summer on these 
rivers enjoying its beauty because 
there's no limit. Our minds in dunya 
are incapable of thinking outside 
the box when it comes to time. . . It's 
infinity, it never stops, it keeps on go- 
ing. The Energizer bunny would die 
and you're still alive mjannahl 

Nothing stands between you and this 
enjoyment except dying as a shahld. 





A message from the martyr, may Allah accept him, on the eve of 
his martyrdom operation against a CIA team in Khost 

This is a brief letter of motivation to Jihad in 
Allah's path which I leave in the mailbox of a 
Muslim who is wavering between the honor 
of going forth and the humiliation of staying 
behind. 1 Know, my brother, that I singled you out 
for this letter due to my conviction that you are the 
closest among all people to the mujahidin in Allah's 
path. Almost no mujahid goes forth to the fields of 
competition without passing through this stage of 
indecision and lingering. However, while for some, a 
few days, hours or minutes suffice, for others this stage 
goes on and on until even his entire life isn't enough for 
him to make up his mind. And don't think, my beloved 
brother, that your brother, this poor slave, isn't aware 
of your condition. I lived among you for such a long 
time that it is as if I am wandering around in one of 
the impoverished neighborhoods of your emotion, 
or resting my head on a cold sidewalk in the border 
zone between consciousness and unconsciousness 
where you have hidden the love of jihad from sight 
and exiled it like a stranger without an identity or like 
a lonely heart searching for company. So I am calling 
to you from there, from the depth of your hearts, with 
words whose letters resemble pieces of my body which 
I scatter like severed limbs in the ether, for their echoes 
to reverberate in your ears forever, and for me to plant 
them like seeds in your consciences, in the hope that 
out of them will grow jihad if I water them with my 
blood tomorrow. Oh, if only I had something other than 
these words with which to call on you, then I would 
have flown to you without wings, like a breeze which 
comes before the winds, in order to stand in front of 
each one of you, with my eyes looking into your eyes 
and my hands on your shoulders, to shake you and 
recite to you Allah's statement, {Unless you go forth, He 

1 The following are a few sections taken from Abu Dujanah's speech 
to the ummah in the As-Sahab Media recording, "0 Hesitant one: It's 
an Obligation!". 

will punish you with a painful punishment, 
and put others in your place. But Him you 
would not harm in the least} [at-Taubah: 

Oh, if only I had as many souls as there are 
hairs on my head, so that I could send them 
to the minarets of all mosques in the realms 
of the Muslims, to call out to the people 
on the day of the weekly congregation, 
"O you who have responded to 'Come to 
the prayer,' there is no good in you if you 
turn your backs on 'Come to jihad!'" Until 
when must love of jihad remain confined 
to daydreams and private thoughts, only 
coming into view in slips of the tongue? 
Until when must this longing remain 
reduced to an embarrassed tear you shed 
when you see the tragedies of the Muslims, 
or a passing elation you experience when 
you hear a nashld or read a poem? Until 
when must the love of jihad remain just 
another one of those hobbies of yours with 
which you while away your free time. We're 
neither looking for discerning viewers nor 
the emotions of sympathizers: We're looking 
for you in our midst and if we don't find 
you, we shall continue to look, and look 
again. We shall target you with our media 
productions, laying for you emboldening 
ambushes and plating motivational mines, 
in the hope that they will blow up on you as 
admonishments and reminders which will 
fill your souls with thoughts and inflame 
your hearts with a desire to join the caravan 
of champions. And even if it means having 
to preoccupy ourselves entirely with you 
instead of our enemies, we will preoccupy 
ourselves with you until you join us. We shall 
continue to search for you and search again, 
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tempts you, and sometimes like a 
terrifying shadow which chases you, 
in order to disturb your peace and 
quiet and make your life miserable 
every time we remind you of your 
desertion of the mujahidin. We shall 
send you coded messages whose 
meaning only you will understand, 
in newscasts, newspapers, and 
websites. Every report which talks 
about us you will read as if it is talking 
about you. Every discussion about 
us will seem as if it is complaining to 
Allah about your staying behind us. 
You will hear your real names and 
see your photographs between the 
lines, among the words and behind 
the scenes, as you are now on the 
mujahidin's most-wanted list. You 
will sense that the mujahidin aren't 
targeting anyone else in this world 
other than you, and that they aren't 
inciting anyone to fight except you, 
until you join us. 

You shall never find enjoyment 
in any of your habits, nor even in 
your acts of worship, as long as you 
continue to refrain from jihad. We 
shall continue to search for you, and 
search again, until you join us. My 
brothers in Allah: Allah has tested the 
ummah with idols who have led the 
people away from their religion, and 
thus the Sunnah has been deserted 
and bid^ah has spread, and sound 
nature has been corrupted and jihad 
in Allah's path has become a reckless 
venture and gamble in the eyes of 
many among the Muslim laity; and 
human devils sit beside jinni devils 
on the pathways of the Muslim to 
turn him away from jihad in the path 
of Allah, by telling him, "Are you 

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going to perform jihad in the path of 
Allah, and get yourself killed, and let 
your wife remarry and your children 
become orphans?!"and by telling 
him/To whom are you leaving your 
pretty wife?! Who will be dutiful to 
your frail mother?! Who will take care 
of your little child and your elderly 
father?! And how can you abandon 
your wonderful work and desert your 
beautiful house?!" But if you were to 
mention in front of them that you are 
going not to jihad in Allah's path, but 
to spend a summer vacation or take a 
course in some worldly sciences, you 
would see their faces brighten, and 
they would help you with their time, 
money and counsel, and they would 
wish they could accompany you, 
even if only in your suitcase. {If it had 
been an immediate gain and a short 
journey, they would certainly have 
followed you, but the long journey 
seemed too far to them} [at-Taubah: 

Beware, my brother, of being turned 
away from the obligation of jihad by 
these enemies, who have concealed 
themselves in the cloak of family 
and friends. Beware of letting them 
deceive and mislead you. {O you 
who believe! Among your wives 
and your children are some who are 
your enemies, so beware of them} 
[at-Taghabun: 14]. 

And that when death inserts its claws 
You find that all amulets are worthless 

Woe to you that death has taken 
you so quickly and in such a short 
period of time. It is then that you will 
realize that you are the loser and that 
those slackers and deserters around 

you swindled you. You will realize 
that you aren't the same as those 
mujahidin you used to love, even if 
you resemble them in your points of 
view and your claiming to love going 
forth in Allah's path; whereas they 
died the way they loved and wished 
for, you died the way the slackers 
around you love. And there is neither 
power nor strength except with 

I swear by He in whose Hand is my 
soul that this worldly life is narrower 
and more restrictive for the believer 
than the mother's womb is for her 
fetus, and that the easiest way 
for him to free himself from this 
restriction is martyrdom in Allah's 
path. In fact, the blood, suffering and 
pain which the fetus goes through in 
order to reach the life of this world is 
a horrible tragedy when compared 
with the killing of the martyr, for 
whom it feels like nothing more than 
an insect bite. This is death in the 
culture of the mujahid: a transition 
from one deficient life to another 
perfect one, which, although he 
hasn't experienced it, he knows by 
heart, through Allah's description of 
it. {And He will bring them in unto 
the Garden which He has made 
known to them} [Muhammad: 6]. 

Demolish the barriers, cross the 
borders, defy all the security 
apparatuses, and burst out from all 
directions towards a Paradise as wide 
as the heavens and the earth which 
Allah has prepared for His slaves the 
martyrs. {You will soon remember 
what I say to you. And I entrust my 
affair to Allah} [ad-Dukhan: 40]. D 

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he fact is, Barack, if you ever decide to get 
serious about improving America's securit 
protecting the American people, and 
preventing a sharp rise in the number of 
American casualties at home and abroad, and in t 
ir, at sea, and on land, then there are a number c 
imple, sound and effective steps which you can 1 
/hich can go a long way towards achieving those 
oals. 1 The Muslim mujahidin defending their fait 
nd brethren against your nation's evil doing hav, 
epeatedly made clear these steps, but because I 
uspectyou have been living in the Ivory Tower a 
nformation vacuum in which arrogant Washingtc 
nsiders like you often live, I shall summarize thes 
teps here. 

strongly suggest you heed and implement them 
r our own good and the good of your people. 

i-irst: you must pull every last one of your soldier! 

spies, security advisors, trainers, attaches, contrac 

obots, drones and all other American personnel, 

hips, and aircraft out of every Muslim land from 

Afghanistan to Zanzibar. 

Second: you must end all support, both moral 
and material, to Israel. And bar your citizens from 
raveling to occupied Palestine or settling there. / 
you must impose a blanket ban on American trad 
with the Zionist regime and investment in it. Your 

1 The following are sections taken from As-Sahab Media's 
release, legitimate Demands 2: Barack's Dilemma'. 

those your special envoy made about 
possible suspension of American 
is, in and of itself, a largely 
aningless gesture. 

Shaykh Usama told you, if you 
Vt heed our warnings and stop 
ir support of Israel, we will have 
choice but to continue to use 
er ways to get our message 

.n the name of Allah, the Most 
Compassionate, the Most Merciful. From 
Usama to Obama: peace be upon he 
who follows the guidance. As for what 
comes after: if our messages to you 
were conveyed by words, we wouldn't 
send them to you on airplanes; and the 
message meant to reach you by way of 
the airplane of the mujahid hero Umar 
al-Farouk - may Allah release him - is 
a underlining of a previous message 
which the heroes of the 1 1th [of 
September] brought to you, and which 
has been reiterated both before and 
since: namely, that America will never 
dream of security until we actually 
experience it in Palestine, and that it 
is not fair that you enjoy life while our 
brothers in Gaza are living the most 
miserable of lives. And consequently, 
Allah permitting, our raids against you 

ine Israelis continues. Ana may peac 
be upon he who follows the guidanc 

Third: you must stop all support 
and aid - be it military, political, 
economic or otherwise - to the ha 
regimes of the Muslim world. This 
includes the so-called 'Developme 
Aid 7 , which your Secretary of State 
recently identified as being one of 
the most important elements of 
future American efforts to combat 
the Islamic renaissance and jihadi 
awakening sweeping the Muslim 

Fourth: you must seize all 
interference in the religion, society 
politics, economy, and governmen 
of the Islamic world. This means 
putting an immediate stop to the 
deployment of your Economic 
Hit men, CIA jackals, Peace Corp 
volunteers, US Aid Employees, 
and UN and US sponsored non- 
governmental organizations. All ol 
which put together represent the 
vanguard of American interferena 
our region and the world. 

Fifth: you must also put an end to 
all forms of American and America 
sponsored interference in the 
education curricula, and informati 
media of the Muslim world. And y 
must end all broadcasts targeting 
our region especially those design 
to alter or destroy the faith, minds, 

^orals and values of our Muslim people. 

h: you must free all Muslim captives from your 
ons, detention facilities, and concentration camps, 
ardless of whether they have been recipients of 
nat you call a fair trial or not. As our heroic brother 
u Dujanah al-Khurasani told you with his words and 
ons, we will never forget our prisoners. 

s is a message to all kafirln, that we as Muslims, as 
jahidin, as muhajirln and Ansar, we never forget our 
rtyrs. We never forget our prisoners. And we will never 
get Aafia Siddiqui, and Sajadah Rishawi. And our jihad, In 

ia' Allah, will continue till we free our prisoners and until 

e word of Allah prevails. 

r refusal to release our prisoners or your failure to 
et any of our other legitimate demands will mean 
continuation of our just struggle against your 
nny, until God willing, you finally relent. But only 
r massive losses and great suffering for the people 
America which you, Barack Hussein Obama, can still 
^ent provided you make the right decision today. 

let us be clear Barack, a pull out from Iraq alone 
\e absence of compliance with the remainder of 
legitimate demands will get you nowhere. So stop 
;ting your time Barack, and start making some 
ous moves. And Barack, there's one other thing you 
uld keep in mind as you maul over your next move. 

n one compares the already huge number of dead, 
inded, displaced, and deprived Muslims, and other 
pie for whose suffering you bear responsibility, 
i the relatively small number of American's we have 
.d so far, it becomes crystal clear that we haven't 
n begun to even the score. That's why, next time, 
might not show the restraint and self-control we 
e shown up until now; so make your choice Barack, 


Please excuse me, love of my life. 

You have always been a mother of mercy. 

Forgive me for the errors of my days, 
And pardon me for that phase. 

I know that I have wounded your heart, 
Since I frequently experience the same dart. 

But Paradise is calling me to conquer my fears 
Thus I flew across the sea leaving you in tears. . . 

Please excuse me, and don't say 

That I separated myself from you to play. 

How is it that I separated my soul 

From the one who kept me from the cold? 

How is it that I make you cry, 

When you are the one most precious to my soul and eye? 

You are more precious than the day which my heart loves 
As the thought of you gathers the most beautiful doves. 

If you knew all the facts 
You would certainly relax. 

So lend me your compassion, 

As I explain myself in succinct words of expression. 

Mother, the Muslim's humiliation is called peace, 

And the heedless Rulers have put the Ummah up for a lease. 

Mother, the Regimes of Sabotage have gathered on our land, 
Sinking our Ummah's nobility to that of sand. 

Mother, Palestine is the little child under the rubble, 
And her grieving mother can only be heard in a bubble. 

Mother, I can't let this humiliation continue, 

Allowing the disbelievers to rape our Nation in the holiest of venues. 

The enemy will shout, yell and scream 
But I will continue to let my heart beam 

For I have put my worries behind my nation's, 
Preparing myself to leave all of life's stations, 

Even if it means that I fight and die, 
Without saying goodbye. 

Mother, I want to be above all of the strife, 
So please excuse me,Oloveofmylife. 





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